100,000 Dahlias on the Hill

P1020689Kawanishi Dahlia Garden in Kawanishi-machi is located in the southwest of Yamagata Prefecture,
In one of the largest dahlia gardens in Japan, 100,000 dahlias in 650 species are waiting to be in full bloom.

Dahlia is getting popular recently as material for flower arrangement due to its strong impression of vivid tint and large size of flower. The best season to visit the garden is from mid-September to mid-October.

After strolling in the garden, treat yourself with ice cream mixed with red soy beans specially produced in Kawanishi-machi. You can taste subtle flavor of beans.

Residents in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima Prefectures are offered 50% discount on admission when presenting ID or other certificate showing residential address (Disaster victim certificate holders may present it).

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or more information (in Japanese), visitKawanichi-cho Dahlia Garden website .