Fuji Shibazakura Festival is one of famous place to visit during spring. Even though the 2020 Fuji Shibazakura Festival was cancelled due to Covid-19, but you can put this place on your must visit list! Not only because this place is beautiful, but also because there is a Muslim friendly foods available there too!
There area several access to reach there. We chose a bus from Tokyo Station to Kawaguchiko Station. Then we bought a Fuji Shibazakura Liner Ticket which covers return bus ticket from Kawaguchiko station to the festival site and entrance ticket.
We went there during Golden Week and my oh my…. It was the first time I experience traffic congestion in Japan! We still lucky though because we went there pretty early in the morning so the traffic wasn’t that bad, however the journey back was awful!
Anyway, the place is indeed beautiful and picture perfect. No wonder so many people come here to get that one perfect instagram picture.
The whole area is not that big so you can’t really avoid the crowd especially during Golden Week which unfortunately is usually the peak of Shibazakura blooming. After you enjoy the view, you can head to eatery area which of course crowded as well.
To buy the food, you need to purchase a meal ticket from vending machine. Then just give the ticket to any booth indicated by menu number.
Both dish were delicious! The portion also quite big. I had to order second serving of Pumpkin Houtou because it’s perfect to eat when the temperature is a lil bit cold. We wanted to sit a bit longer but the place was so crowded and many people still looking for vacant seat. SO yeah, we decided to leave immediately after we finished our meal.
After that you can make another round or just walk toward the exit sign. There are souvenir booth near exit area.
What: Fuji Shibazakura Festival (open mid-April to mid-May)
Where: 富士芝桜まつり, 212 Motosu, Fujikawaguchiko-machi Minamitsuru, Yamanashi 401-0337 Japan [map]
How to go: Keio Dentetsu Bus special route for Shibazakura Festival (website)
How much: Entrance fee and return bus ticket: 2000 yen (include tax);