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After leaving Hamanako Garden Park, I took a bus to “Hamamatsu Flower Park”. In the area of 30ha, you can see various kinds of flowers throughout the year.
Passing through the entrance gate, seasonal flowers come first to welcome us. The glasshouse, “Crystal Palace” over the fountain pool is definitely one of the must-see spots regardless of the season. This park is basically designed barrier-free. Impressive, isn’t it ? Even visitors in wheelchairs or with baby strollers can walk throughout the park. For those who don’t like to walk too much, you can take “Flower Train” for only ￥100 per ride.
Now, I headed to the huge glass-house “Crystal Palace” first. On the moment the automatic door opened, I gasped at the sight, as if I had been taken to a fantasy world. Varieties of colorful flowers ! Though I couldn’t tell each name, they were just so impressive and admiring ! Walking along the pathway, soon you will find a gorgeous garden that actually made me think of medieval Europe. There is a small café beside it. A group of ladies were having a chat over a cup of coffee. Very decent and aristocratic.
Proceeding further on the passage, you will find one of the most unusual things in the world. See the pic. It’s glowing in the dark. “Luminous moss” they call it. It still grows year by year on the rock, I heard.
Walking through the cactus area and stepping out of the glasshouse, there spread a rose garden ! The scent of roses passed me on the wind. It brought me an indescribable comfort. Then all of a sudden, I heard an announcement over the P.A. system. It said that a fountain show was going to begin. I stood at where I could see the water pool well. Suddenly, water splashed, symphonized with music. Onlookers began to flock together. I stood there for a while shooting a glance at the rose garden until the show ended after all. The fountain show begins at every hour on the hour and the half.
Hamamatsu Flower Park
Access from JR Hamamatsu Station ： 40 minutes by bus from #1 bound for “Kanzanji Onsen” to the bus stop “Flower Park”.
Admission ： ￥800 for adults／￥350 for school children
Open Hours ： 9:00 – 16:30 ( Oct – Apr )／9:00 – 17:00 ( May – Sep )
＊Admission is to be finished by 30 minutes before closing time.
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