[This blog is from last year 2019. This year, Showa Kinen Park is temporarily closed due to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) from March 28th, 2020 until who-knows-when. Therefore, currently you cannot visit Flower Festival.]
If you like flowers, or even if you don’t like flowers, you must go see Showa Memorial Park (昭和記念公園：しょうわきねんこうえん) in Tachikawa during the Flower Festival which is from March 23rd to May 26th this year in 2019.
Showa Memorial Park (Showa Kinen Koen) is full of different kinds of flowers but what attracted me the most was Showa Memorial Park Tulip Garden. You will see 185 different kinds and more than 200,000 tulips in one garden!!! What?! There are that many different kinds of tulips?? YES!!
I visited Showa Memorial Park Tulip Garden on April 20th, 2019. Tulips were fully bloom and seeing more than 200,000 colorful tulips were just breathtaking.
I am sharing my photos that I took just using iPhone XS Max. So these pictures are not as beautiful as the actual flowers but I just wanted to share with you how different colors and shapes of tulips you will get to enjoy if you go to Showa Memorial Park (Showa Kinen Koen) Tulip Garden.
Tulip Garden is located in the middle of Showa Memorial Park (Showa Kinen Koen) so it is a bit far from the entrances. Tulip Garden is relatively closer from Akishima Gate or Nishi Tachikawa Gate. Here is the park map (in English).
Bring your date, friends and family to Showa Memorial Park (Showa Kinen Koen) Flower Festival. You won’t regret it!
Check out the opening hours and information about the park below!