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Beautiful Japanese Flowers Guide in Yokosuka

Kurihama Flower Park in Yokosuka

Kurihama Flower Park

Kurihama Flower Park is a flower-themed park where visitors can enjoy contact with lush greenery and nature.

Poppies bloom in spring and cosmos in autumn, attracting visitors from the city and far and wide.

Visitors can enjoy approximately 30,000 herbs of 130 varieties in the park’s herb garden all year round, and particularly from May to July, inhale the refreshing fragrance of lavender.

If you get tired of strolling, there is also a relaxing complementary footbath infused with a blend of seasonal herbs, ‘Yusashiri (relax)’

Flower and bloom status ✿ in Kurihama Flower Park

|English Garden

|Greenhouse

|Garden path

|Herb garden

|The Prefectural Trees Square
(planting of local trees representing all 47 prefectures in Japan.)

Blooming status as of June 30.

Information ✿

Location : 1 Shinmei-cho, Yokosuka City, Kanagawa

Official website : Kurihama Flower Park

Kurihama Flower Park Poppy Festival is held every year around May in Kurihama Flower Park.

Recommended park in Yokosuka with beautiful Japanese flowers

Kannonzaki Park

Kannonzaki Park

Located on a cape jutting out into Tokyo Bay, with rocky shores and sandy beaches of natural beauty, you can play, swim and fish.

The area is full of attractions including various parks, a nature museum, art galleries and restaurants and Japan’s first Western-style lighthouse, the Kannonzaki Lighthouse.

Flower and bloom status ✿ in Kannonzaki Park

|Flower Square

|Sangenya Park, New Sangenya Park

lacecap hydrangea

Parkcentre - Flower beds

|Parkcentre – Flower beds

  • Buddleia
  • Narrowleaf angelon
  • Impatiens
  • crinum
  • Marigolds
  • Annabelle

|Garden paths

Blooming status as of June 30.

Information ✿

Location : 4chome, Kamoi, Yokosuka, Kanagawa

Official website : http://www.kanagawaparks.com/kannon/

Nagai Seaside Park Soleil Hill

Nagai Seaside Park Soleil Hill

Soleil Hill spreads out on a promontory overlooking Sagami Bay, Mt Fuji and Shonan.

Rape blossoms bloom in spring and cosmos in autumn.

Flower and bloom status ✿ in Nagai Seaside Park Soleil Hill

Petunia

Best time to visit

Petunia
Sunflowers

Sunflowers

Beginning of blooms

Blooming status as of June 30.

Information ✿

Location : 4, Nagai, Yokosuka city, Kanagawa

Official website : https://www.seibu-la.co.jp/soleil/

Yokosuka Iris Garden

Yokosuka Iris Garden

On 3.8 ha of land, the Iris Garden is one of the largest in the country.

From late May to early July, 140,000 Japanese iris plants of 412 varieties bloom.

To celebrate the flowering of the Hanashoubu, and Koto (Japanese harp), the Hanashoubu Festival is held in June with concerts every Sunday during the festival.

In addition, there is a Fuji Garden and a Rhododendron Garden with 250 plants of 11 varieties, where visitors can enjoy flowers throughout the year.

The Visitor Centre features a 100 seat restaurant, an exhibition room, and a lounge where you can bring a packed lunch.

Flower and bloom status ✿ in Yokosuka Iris Garden

Blooming status as of June 30.

Information ✿

Location : 18-1, Abekura Yokosuka city

Official website : Yokosuka SHOBUEN

Iris Festival is held every year around Jun in Yokosuka Iris Garden.

Verny Park

Verny Park

Formerly known as Rinkai Park, the Verny Park was developed in the style of a French garden and completed at the end of 2001

Verny, a French engineer, also contributed to the construction of the Yokosuka Ironworks on the opposite bank of the river. To celebrate the park’s French connections the Verny Oguri Festival is held there every year.

The park, features busts of Verny and an accountant Tadasun Oguri Uenosuke.

There are French-style flowerbeds, a fountain, and a Western-style bower around the square, decorated with approximately 130 roses, mainly French varieties, and about 1,400 plants. 

There is a boardwalk along the seafront, where visitors can enjoy a walk in the sea breeze.

The park overlooks the main port of Yokosuka, where you can see moored ships. You can also see the US naval base on the right and the Maritime Self-Defence Force Regional Directorate on the left.

Flower and bloom status ✿ in Verny Park

Roses

throughout the park

Roses
Hanamasu

Hanamasu

Japanese rose (Hanamasu) blossoms have now finished, and the berries are beginning to change colour.

Blooming status as of June 30.

Information ✿

Location : 1-1 Shioiricho, Yokosuka, Kanagawa

Official website : https://www.kanagawaparks.com/verny/

Tenjinjima Marine Biological Garden

Tenjinjima Marine Biological Garden

Tenjinjima Marine Biological Garden is located on the west coast of the Miura Peninsula, facing Sagami Bay.

The park, blessed with a natural environment, is one of the few remaining untouched beaches on the Miura Peninsula and is home to many marine plants and coastal animals. 

The southern seaside plant Crinum (Hamaomoto), which blossoms in the summer, is to be found widely distributed on Tenjinjima island, Kasajima island and the surrounding area (approx. 54 ha). 

It has been designated as a natural monument of Kanagawa Prefecture.

The Visitor Centre displays specimens and photographs of Tenjinjima island’s coastal plants, insects and fish, and fishing tools from Sajima island.

Flower and bloom status ✿ in Tenjinjima Marine Biological Garden

Blooming status as of June 30.

Information ✿

Location : 3-7-3 Sajima, Yokosuka City, Kanagaw

Official website : Tenjinjima