What it is
Nabana no Sato welcomes one of the country’s greatest festivals with lights installations changing during the season as its flowers start blooming. The botanical garden is located in Kuwana, Tokai region and is attended by 2’000’000 visitors from all over the world yearly, thanks to its great floral variety. However, it’s the illumination that makes this place so admirable.
The park offers seven installations lighted with more than eight millions of bulbs and occupying an impressively vast territory. For example, the main area’s theme changes every season; the great river of lights is over a hundred meters long installation; the two tunnels are all covered with LED lights made in the form of flowers. Each installation is charming in its own way, and all together, they create an impression of a perfectly arranged composition thought out to the last detail. The main area is certainly the most popular part of the park, with every small light constructed in a special manner, which makes the whole installation look like an alive picture. The current season focuses on Japan’s sceneries and offers fourteen views belonging to different periods of the country’s history.
Timing and accessibility
Visitors are welcome to the garden from the end of October to early May. Such timing allows more people to enjoy this wonderful landmark – as opposed to other similar Japanese attractions. Then, the park’s location – despite of its large size – is very convenient since it’s just about half an hour train or bus ride from Nagoya station.