Festivals & Events
Tonami Tulip Park 砺波チューリップ公園
Millions of tulips in a single town
The tulip is the official flower of Toyama Prefecture , and the town of Tonami is Japan's leading tulip producer. Every spring, Tonami hosts a festival that displays some 2.5 million tulips as far as the eye can see.
- Strolling among vast flowerbeds of gorgeous tulips
- The Tulip Aroma Garden, which showcases different fragrances
- Riding on the mini-scale bullet train
How to Get There
You can reach the area from Tokyo via the Hokuriku Shinkansen to Shin-Takaoka and then local train.
Take the JR Johana Line to Tonami Station and then proceed to the Tulip Park. By foot, it takes about 15 minutes. Alternatively, you can grab a taxi or free shuttle bus in season, making the trip five minutes.
Tulip bulb cultivation started in Tonami in 1918
There are live stage performances such as dancing, singing, and a fashion show during the festival
Millions of blooms in a vast array of hues
The park's expansive tulip fields are neatly arranged into broad rows of red, yellow and orange. The effect of being surrounded by all these colors can be quite overwhelming, as though you've just wandered into a van Gogh painting. A small river runs through the park, and there are waterwheels, bridges, and walking paths.
Enjoy all the park has to offer
Among the unique features of the Tulip Park are observation decks offering 360-degree panoramas from above, an aroma garden showcasing various distinctive fragrances, and even the indoor Tulip Gallery, open year-round in case you miss the two-week event.