A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

in travel •  7 months ago

Would you like to see photos of our day trip at the Shiba-sakura festival in Japan, because this is quite different from what I have shown you in Tokyo and you might want to see this place if you travel to Japan?

A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

In this post I am going to show you photos of how we got to the Shiba-sakura Festival, our day there among beautiful flowers and our lunch.

All photos are mine and taken with my Samsung phone.

A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

The Shiba-sakura Festival is a popular tourist destination in Japan because not only you have beautiful flowers in a very peaceful park, but also Mount Fuji in the background like it is shown in the flyer below.

A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

Unfortunately, the day we went there was a rainy day and not the best season to see the flowers, nevertheless we had a good time and now good memories.

Shinjuku Bus Station

We stayed at the Hilton Tokyo Hotel, so it was easy to go to the bus station. If you want to know more about Shinjuku, you may be interested to read my previous blog post: A Week in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan!

Our trip started at the Shinjuku Bus Station where we bought our tickets a week earlier.

A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

This was a bit intimidating when buying our tickets, not knowing which counter to go.

A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

Directions are given on the floor.

A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

Follow the line to find your bus.

A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

The journey from Tokyo to the Shiba-sakura Festival is about 150 kilometers and it takes two hours and fifteen minutes if you get a direct bus.

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Unfortunately, all direct buses were fully booked for several days, so we took a bus to Kawaguchiko instead.

It was easy to find our bus and it was on time.

A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

The bus was comfortable, with sockets to charge your phone, and toilet.

A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

I thought that going by bus would be better than train because of the view. Most of the time you have plain walls and you can't see anything, except at some places on the way where I managed to take these photos.

A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

Japanese houses in the mountain.

A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

Japanese town in the mountain.

A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

This is where the bus arrived in Kawaguchiko.

A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

As you can see on the map there is also a train going there from Tokyo, but I read reviews saying that as you can't book your seats, you might end up standing for two hours in the train. That's why we took the bus.

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That's the Kawaguchiko bus and train station and it was much colder here with about 13 degree Celsius.

A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

The town's sight-seeing bus, which we didn't take.

A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

This is the map showing Kawaguchiko and where we were going, the Shiba-sakura Festival.

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It was another 30-minute ride in a bus full of people.

A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

When you buy your ticket for that bus, it also includes the return ticket and entrance fee to the Shiba-sakura Festival. We paid ¥5,000 ($45) for two adults and a child, if I remember correctly.

Shiba-sakura Festival.

That's the postcard they also give you when you buy your tickets, just to show you the place at its best, in case that what you see is different.

A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

Website: http://www.shibazakura.jp/eng/

That's a satellite view of the place.

A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

A map located at the entrance.

A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

Now I have a lot of photos of the Shiba-sakura Festival and unfortunately it was raining, so the flowers were not as colorful as they should be and we didn't see Mount Fuji.

A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

A few photos of us in the cold!

A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

The flowers were still beautiful seen like this.

A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

That was a pleasant walk in this park.

A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

Lunch at the Shiba-sakura Festival

There is an area where you can buy food.

A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

You can eat under a big tent.

A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

Food shops.

A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

When you want to buy food, you have to use these machines. You get a ticket that you then give to the food shop.

A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

A special Japanese desert.

A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

Some Mount Fuji cookies that we bought as a souvenir.

A Rainy Day at the Shiba-sakura Festival, Japan!

That's all I have to show you about our trip to the the Shiba-sakura Festival on a rainy day and I hope you enjoyed my post and the photos.

Read my previous posts about our Japan trip here: A Week at the Hilton Tokyo, Japan!, Japanese Breakfast at the Hilton Tokyo!, A Day at the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo, Japan!, Our First Trip to Tokyo, Japan!, A Day with Hello Kitty at Sanrio Puroland!, Second Day in Japan and Eating Korean!, Two Nights at the Hilton Tokyo Bay, Japan!, A Day at DisneySea, Tokyo, Japan!, A Visit of the Tokyo Imperial Palace, Japan!, A Day at Disneyland, Tokyo, Japan!, A Morning at Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street, Tokyo, Japan! and A Week in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan!

All photos are mine and taken with my Samsung phone.

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Your girls are getting such a wonderful education. Perhaps the most valuable one is that you can make things happen. You can go places and see things and meet people. You seem to be teaching them the world is there to explore. Such valuable lessons. Blessings.

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My wife is more responsible for planning trips like this than I do because she likes traveling and see new things a lot. That's a good experience for my daughter to see that life and the language is different in other countries. We, as a family, enjoy these trips, and we prefer to experience them and build memories more than buying stuff.

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Well, you and your family are blessed. Peace be unto you.

@gmichelbkk....Japan seems to be one of the most beautiful country in the world. I began to develop interest in Japan when you posted about Yeneva around Tokyo in Japan in one of your previous post.

The Siba-Shakura festival in Japan is one of the custom of some part in the area which leads to more social interaction and love amongst the Japanese. Several people around the world also come to witness such festival as it serves as a means of tourist and relaxation to them.

I love the beautiful flowers even though it was raining, they still tend to be glowing pleasantly.

The restaurant is lovely but this is the first restaurant I have seen constructed with napoline or tent. I hope it is safe during snowfall?

Thanks for sharing this, I can't wait for your next post about knowing more places In Japan 🙌😁😊.

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Thank you @hardaeborla for your kind comment. I am glad that you like my posts. I was not interested in Japan before this, my wife planned and booked the whole trip so I had to go. This made me discover this wonderful country and already thinking of returning there to explore other cities. I have a few more photos to share for one or two posts and then this will be done writing about Japan.

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Lols...I guess your wife may like Japan so much.

Sorry for the late reply, my phone is faulty and I don't have system. It's nice to have you back 😊

A Rainy Day at the Festival, Japan but anyway you enjoyed your day🙂

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Yes, that's right! We enjoyed the day anyway. Thank you for commenting @makesushi.

wow another wonderful post! I've actually been to that exact station at Kawaguchiko station. That was years ago, brings back the memories. Didn't see such lovely flower fields though.

I think your posts are very inspirational. Next time I go on a trip I'll make a series of posts with lovely pictures too! Thank you

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I am glad that my post has brought some memories from you going to the Kawaguchiko station. I encourage you to write travel posts like I do because it's how we can have ideas on where to go. Thank you @zhuwa for your kind comment.

As you said, Shiba-sakura is different from Tokyo. Yes, After watching your photos I agree with you. I would say, it is a garden city of Japan. The scenery of this place looks like a haven on the earth. You look smart and handsome. Requesting more post like this. Have a nice and safe tour.

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Thank you very much sayemsonai for your kind comment. I am glad you like my posts.

Wow! It's really beautiful .. It must have been an unforgettable experience .. Traveling and getting to know is the best .. I loved reading your experience ... Japan <3

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Thank you very much @ladyceleste, I am glad that you like the post.

It looked overcast day initially, but once you arrived at Shiba-sakura festival the day look lot brighter and colorful!

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Still, it was a beautiful day... Thank you @gpalav.