Tambara Lavender Park たんばらラベンダーパーク
Relax among the delicate purple blooms
During the oppressive heat of summer, this park in northeastern Gunma offers a refreshing escape. At an elevation of 1,350 meters, you can view fields of a wide variety of flowers. The park's namesake lavender is, unsurprisingly, the most impressive.
- The lavender soft-serve ice cream
- Hands-on activities, such as aromatherapy
- Activities for kids, including a playground and water slide
How to Get There
There is easy train access from Tokyo and Takasaki.
Take the Joetsu Shinkansen from Tokyo Station to Jomo Kogen Station.
From Jomo Kogen Station, take the dedicated shuttle bus for one hour and 15 minutes directly to Tambara Lavender Park (adults 1,030 yen, children 520 yen).
During the summer, there are over 50,000 lavender flowers
In the winter season, Tambara is popular for beginner-level skiing and snowboarding
Open season: late June to early September
Peak season is July through mid August
Because the ski slope is meant for beginners, the incline is not too difficult to walk up. Alternatively, sit back and relax on a chairlift that sweeps you over the floral fields.