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Nabana no Sato Illumination

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Beautiful flowers and stunning light displays at one of Japan’s largest illumination festivals

Mie Prefecture

Begonia Garden, one of the most Instagrammable spots in Nabana no Sato


Located in Kuwana City, Mie Prefecture, only a 30-minute drive from Nagoya, Nabana no Sato is one of the largest flower gardens in Japan. The park mesmerizes visitors with a fascinating variety of flowers and trees throughout the year, including tens of thousands of begonia flowers blooming in the giant greenhouse, and is also a popular destination for its exciting seasonal events. Flower festivals take place from February to late June, displaying weeping plum blossoms, Kawazu cherry blossoms, tulips, roses, hydrangea and irises.


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In winter, Nabana no Sato hosts one of Japan’s largest illumination festivals. Illumination events in Japan are usually held during the coldest months, but at Nabana no Sato you can enjoy spectacular light displays from late October to late May. The event is renowned for its vast scale and top-class quality, with a different theme every year, attracting repeaters and first timers alike. Don’t miss the dazzling 200m-long Tunnel of Light, animated light shows, and the mystical River of Light, the largest over water illumination display in Japan. During the event, the park's tree and flowers are also lit up, according to the blooming season.



Nabana no Sato features different types of restaurants, including Japanese, Italian and Chinese cuisines, a beer garden offering freshly brewed local beer, and a variety of shops where you can buy local souvenirs, cakes, and, of course, flowers. After a long walk, relieve your fatigue at the footbath or soak in the natural open-air baths of Sato no Yu Hot Springs to wrap up the day.





How to get there


From Nagoya Station, take the Kintetsu Nagoya Line to Kintetsu Nagashima Station (about 20 minutes), then take a bus to Nabana no Sato (about 10 minutes).


270 Urushibata, Komae, Nagashima-chou, Kuwana-shi, Mie-ken



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