Monday, February 17, 2014

nabana no sato 2013 winter illumination

During the winter months, light illuminations are held throughout Japan. One of the most popular ones in my area occurs at Nabana no Sato, a flower park that's part of the Nagishima Resort (which includes an amusement park, an onsen and an outlet mall).

tunnel of lights
The highlight of 2013's winter illumination was Mt. Fuji. The illumination changed to depict different seasons.

mt. fuji in the spring
autumn season!
a smaller tunnel meant to resemble autumn leaves
It was really nice to walk around and see all the different lit areas. Despite it being too early for cherry blossom season there were some that were in bloom! There are several restaurants on the grounds but they are pretty pricey. I would go for the food stalls - still a little pricey but nothing outrageous. Your entrance ticket includes two 500 yen coupons that you can use to buy food or souvenirs!

The Details
Nabana no Sato
Hours: 9:00am-9:00pm (illumination event doesn't start until around 5pm or so)
Admission Fee: 2000 yen (includes two 500 yen coupons)
Access: We took a bus directly from Nagoya (Meitetsu Bus Center) to Nabana no Sato - 870 yen one way the ride lasts 30 minutes; last bus is at 6pm.
Below I have posted the bus schedules for Nagoya to Nabana no Sato and the return.

bus times nagoya - nabana no sato (white = weekday, yellow = weekend & holidays)
nabana no sato - nagoya (top is weekday, bottom is weekend & holidays)

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