Lily Garden of Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture

Date: 6th July 2018

Aside from hydrangeas, I thought that I should try going for some other summer-only events while I was in Japan last summer. I happened to read about the Tokorozawa Lily Festival in Savvy Tokyo’s Weekend Area Events article before the start of my trip, so I was able to quickly make changes to my itinerary.

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Unfortunately, it was drizzling on the day of my visit and seeing that the festival was coming to an end, the lilies looked less alive than it did in the many pictures I saw online (check links to these other sites at the end of the post).

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The Tokorozawa Lily Garden (ところざわのゆり園)  boasts around 50 varieties and 450,000 of lilies, which reaches its peak blossoming season between mid-June to early July. Due to these varieties, the lilies have various full-bloom times and so the garden can be enjoyed for a whole month.

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This should (?) mark the end of my 2018 summer post. I would probably be in Japan by the time this post is published, so look forward to my autumn posts!

Info

Event date: 2nd June – 8th July (2018)

Opening hours: 09:00 – 17:00

Admission fee: 1,100 yen

Contact: 04-2922-1370 (only contactable during the season)

Links to sites with better pictures:

Access

The lily garden is easily reachable in 3 minutes via the overhead pedestrian bridge from Seibukyujo-mae Station on the Seibu Sayama Line. You can easily spot the banners of the lily festival upon exiting the station.

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Pedestrian crossing towards the Lily Garden from the station

Seibukyujo-mae Station can be reached from Ikebukuro Station in about 40 minutes (370 yen) via the Seibu Ikebukuro Line and the Seibu Sayama Line.

 

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Author: Jennifer

Hi! I am Jennifer. I enjoy planning my own travels and love traveling in Japan - for the history, nature, temples, and the food! Read more for travel guides of places I have visited.

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