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30 Stunning Flowers in Japan's National Parks

| Flowers , Great Outdoors

From Hokkaido to Okinawa, there are countless reasons for flower fans to fall in love with Japan's 34 flower-filled national parks. Let's take a look at some of the flowers you can hope to find depending on the season!

Rebun Lady’s Slipper Orchids (Hokkaido)

Rebun Lady’s Slipper Orchids can only be found on Rebun Island in Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu National Park.

Clubmoss Mountain Heather (Hokkaido)

You may be interested to know that iwahige (イワヒゲ) literally means "rock beard"!

Shiretoko Violets (Hokkaido)

From the end of June to early July, rare Shiretoko violets (Viola kitamiana, or Shiretoko sumire in Japanese) bloom toward the peak of Mount Io in Shiretoko National Park.

Japanese Azaleas (Aomori)

While June brings rain to much of Japan, it's also a brilliant month for flowers!

Anemone Pseudoaltaica H.Hara (Aomori)

Spring is late to come to Lake Towada in Towada-Hachimantai National Park in northern Japan.

Monotropastrum Humile (Akita & Iwate)

Found in Towada-Hachimanatai National Park, Mount Hachimantai straddles the border between Akita and Iwate prefectures.

Rapeseed Blossoms (Niigata)

Daido Hara is located in Myoko-Togakushi Mountains National Park.

Japanese Silver Grass (Kanagawa)

Sengokuhara is located in Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park.

Primula Cuneifolia var. Hakusanensis (Nagano)

Hakuba Oike Pond (白馬大池) can be found on the way to the summit of Mount Shirouma from the Tsugaike Ropeway.

Hydrangeas (Shizuoka)

The city of Shimoda is located on the Izu Peninsula, a popular resort area that makes up the eastern third of Shizuoka Prefecture.

Silk Tree (Mie)

Yokoyama is located almost at the center of Mie's eastern coastline.

Rhododendron Reticulatum (Mie)

These rhododendron reticulatum were at their best from late April to early May.

Rhododendron Kaempferi (Mie)

The rhododendron kaempferi at Yokoyama Picnic Site typically bloom from early to mid-May.

Stauntonia Hexaphylla (Mie)

Yokoyama Picnic Site is a hotspot for flowers in Mie!

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