鈴鹿の森庭園 Suzuka Forest Garden

Traditional Japanese skills carried on for future generations.


Suzuka Forest Garden features a collection of precious weeping Japanese plum trees. Many of them are Kureha Shidare and some are classified in the largest class in Japan. This is a research and cultivation farm that enables the Japanese traditional cultivation skills to be handed on to future generations. The garden is open to the public only while the plum trees are blooming in the early spring. In the night time illumination period, you can enjoy a spectacular view of about 200 magnificent plum trees in bloom lit up beautifully.



Scheduled to be open from Saturday, 19 February until 25 March, 2022.


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Visitor Information

Weeping Plum Festival 2022

Opening Period

From Saturday, 19 February until 25 March, 2022

* Depending on the blossoming condition or social situation, the garden may be closed even in the period. Please check before coming.

Opening Hours

Normal opening hours: 9:00 to 16:00

Night time illumination period: 9:00 to 20:30

* Last admission is at 15:30 or 20:00.

Entrance Fees

  • Adult: 700 to 1,700 per person

  • Child (7-12 years): 350 to 850 per person
  • Child (under 7 years): Free

* Entrance fees may change depending on the condition of the flowers in bloom.

* Please check our Twitter (@akatsukagarden) for the latest information on the entrance fees.

* Re-entry is basically not possible.

Location
  • Suzuka Forest Garden

Operating Company: Akatsuka Garden Co., Ltd.

Yamamoto-cho 151-2, Suzuka, Mie 519-0315

Car navigation search map code: 213 718 475

* The garden’s name in Japanese is “Suzuka no Mori Teien.”

Phone 059-371-1777
Restrooms Temporary restrooms are located inside and outside the garden, including wheelchair-accessible restrooms, though they are simplified ones.
Wheelchairs Rental wheelchairs are available for free of charge on a first-come basis at the entrance.

* A person who pushes the wheelchair is needed as the ground is covered with gravel and there are some slopes in the garden.

Requests to Visitors

  • Food, drink, plants and pets are not allowed to be brought into the garden. You can purchase some food in the garden.
  • Please refrain from collecting vegetation in the garden.
  • No smoking allowed outside of designated smoking area.
  • Camera tripods may not be allowed in some locations in the garden or on certain dates or times.
  • In-advance application is needed for taking photos or videos within the garden for business or money-making purposes.
  • Bicycles, skateboards, kickboards, etc. are not allowed in the garden.
  • Flying a drone is not allowed over the garden and the parking area.
  • There are no lockers inside and outside the garden.
Health and Safety Measures

We ask for the cooperation of Visitors as follows to prevent the spread of the Novel Coronavirus infection.


  • If you are not feeling well (coughing or having a fever), please refrain from entering the garden.
  • Please cooperate in wearing masks, sanitizing hands and maintaining social distance.
  • Temperature screenings will be conducted before admission. Visitors with a temperature of 37.5 degrees Celsius or above will be asked to refrain from entering the garden.
  • To reduce congestion in the garden, we may limit the number of visitors.
  • Our measures against infectious diseases will be changed or added as appropriate depending on the situation.
  


Getting to Suzuka Forest Garden

By Train


Suzuka Forest Garden locates far from major railway stations. If you take a taxi at the stations, it is recommended that you reserve a taxi beforehand.


  • JR Yokkaichi Station (JR Kansai Line CJ11)
    -->> About 30 minutes (about 17.1 km) to the garden
  • Kintetsu Yokkaichi Station (Kintetsu Nagoya Line E21)
    -->> About 30 minutes (about 16.5 km) to the garden
  • Kintetsu Komono Station (Kintetsu Yunoyama Line K27)
    -->> About 17 minutes (about 9.8 km) to the garden

Shuttle Bus


Mie Kotsu Company provides paid shuttle bus service between JR Yokkaichi Station and the Garden via Kintetsu Yokkaichi Station only for a limited period. For further information, please see the leaflet below.




By Car


  • Suzuka IC on Higashi-Meihan Expressway
    -->> About 5 minutes (about 3 km) to the garden
  • Suzuka PA Smart IC (ETC dedicated) on Shin-Meishin Expressway
    -->> About 5 minutes (about 3 km) to the garden
  • Tsubaki Ichinomiya Intersection with traffic lights on Route 306 is the nearest intersection to the garden.
  • There is free parking lot for 200 cars.

   


Night Time Illumination

Night time illumination is planned during the flowering season.

Please check our Twitter (@akatsukagarden) for the latest information on the night time illumination. Please come wearing warm clothes as it gets very cold at night.



  • 鈴鹿の森庭園 Suzuka Forest Garden
  • 鈴鹿の森庭園 Suzuka Forest Garden
  • 鈴鹿の森庭園 Suzuka Forest Garden
  • 鈴鹿の森庭園 Suzuka Forest Garden

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Must-See Sights

  • Miharashidai (View Point)

    The best spot to view the entire garden and the Suzuka mountain range that forms the perfect background including Mt. Shaka on a clear day.

  • Shidare Plum flaked in snow

    Only once in a few years do the blooming of the plum trees and a snowfall coincide. The rose-colored plum blossoms stand out over the silvery backdrop.

  • Tsurushima (Crane Island) & Kamejima (Turtle Island)

    Tales abound of Cranes and Turtles as the friends of enlightened mountain wizards and they are often figuratively referred to for the placement of rocks in Japanese Garden design. Suzuka Forest Garden’s design features spectacular plum trees upon the backs of these Crane and Turtle Islands.

  • Tennoryu (Dragon of the Heavens) & Chinoryu (Dragon of the Earth)

    The Garden features Kureha Shidare most prominently with magnificent specimens such as Tennoryu and Chinoryu, which are estimated to be over 100 years old and considered as the most ancient type in Japan.

  • Christmas Rose Path

    During the cold months of spring, Christmas Rose cuddle their flowers with sweet aroma.

  • Genkai Tsutsuji

    It is one of the earliest varieties of rhododendrons and blooms at the same time as weeping plums. White and dark pink flowers make the Garden even more gorgeous.





Representative Varieties

  • Kureha Shidare

    Typically blooming from the middle of February until early March, Kureha features medium-sized pink blossoms around 2.5 cm with multilayered petals. At full bloom the flower edges turn white.

  • Shirataki Shidare

    This early blooming plum features a flourish of multilayered petals that can be enjoyed longer. The medium blossom flowers are strong and gradually transform from a reddish color into a whitish flower as blooms progress.

  • Tamagaki Shidare

    When it blooms, the back side of the petals turns pale red, so the contrast of the front and back of the petals is beautiful. The tree height is about 3 to 6 meters.

  • Fujibotan Shidare

    Blooming longer from the middle of February until the middle of March, this is a popular variety to be grown at home in containers. Fujibotan features medium-sized pink blossoms around 2.5 cm with multilayered petals. Before blooming the buds are purplish.

  • Kagoshima Beni

    Blooming from the middle of February until early March, Kagoshima Beni features medium-sized shocking red blossoms around 2.5 cm. The petals are flat rather than wavy and the plentiful stamen are also the same shocking red color. This is a very popular representative of the red plum.

  • Omoi-no-Mama

    Generally blooming later, from the end of February until the middle of March, they feature medium-sized blossoms around 2.5 cm in a surprising multitude of pink, red and white colors.



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    Akatsuka Garden Company Group has worked to create better life with flowers and greenery, to keep people healthy and to preserve the beautiful natural environment for future generations.


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