Tottori Hanakairo Flower Park とっとり花回廊
A stunning fifty-hectare flower park in the foothills of Mt. Daisen
A trip to the spectacular and meticulously kept Tottori Hanakairo Flower Park is a must for any visitors to the area who have an interest in flora, landscape design or photography.
- See Flower Hill awash in color
- View flowers illuminated under the night sky
- Visit the Flower Dome, a greenhouse with a futuristic vibe
How to Get There
Tottori Hanakairo Flower Park in western Tottori can be accessed by train, and is covered by the Japan Rail Pass.
A free shuttle bus runs from Yonago Station in Yonago , the nearest city. It takes about 25 minutes.
An impressive park
The park was opened in 1999 after five years of construction costing more than 18 billion yen. Flowers bloom year-round. A fully covered one-kilometer walkway encircles a giant dome and a variety of gardens and landscapes. Outside, undulating flower beds and woodland walkways rest beneath the backdrop of the majestic Mt. Daisen .
The spectacular Flower Hill at the far end of the park is arguably one of the most photogenic spots in the region. Its sweeping contours are awash with bright and vivid colors, particularly in September when carpeted with vibrant red spider lilies. The magnificent Mt. Daisen forms a backdrop to the garden, a Japanese garden technique known as "borrowed scenery."
Pretty by night
On certain nights of the year, the park is beautifully illuminated for night viewing. The popular “Moonlight Flower Garden” events are held on weekends in July, August and during the Christmas season. Check the park's website for further details.
At the center of the park is The Flower Dome, a 69-foot-tall transparent hemisphere that wouldn't look out of place in a sci-fi movie set on Mars. Inside, you can find a steamy sub-tropical environment that supports several hundred varieties of orchids, palm trees and a host of other exotic flora.
Fun for the whole family
The large park is the perfect place for children to stretch their legs in the fresh air of the countryside. The park operates a "Flower Train," a small train that takes you on a 20-minute tour around the park for a small fee.
Dazzling beauty year-round
The countless varieties of flora and carefully planned planting schedules ensure that the park is spectacular throughout the year. The park has many covered areas and walkways which offer shelter in inclement weather.