|住所||【Place】Takashimizu Nature Park
【Adress】4298-12, Nagachi Sakaguchi, Sakai, Minamiaizu-town, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan
60min by car from Aizu Tajima station
3 hours 20min by train from Asakusa, Tokyo to Aizu Tajima station
|営業時間||Peak Season：Mid-July to early July
|料金||【Admission fee】300yen (Kids under 12 are free.)|
“Himesayuri(lilium rubellum)”,also called as “Otomeyuri”,is a precious plant that only grows in the Southern part of Miyagi Prefecture and Niigata Prefecture, Fukushima Prefecture, Iide Mountains that border Yamagata Prefecture, Mt Azumasan, and surroundings of Sumondake. Its wild variety is categorized as a near-threatened species in the red list of the Ministry of the Environment.
The Takashimizu Natural Park
The Takashimizu Natural Park where colonies of himesayuri flowers grow is said to be the most specious natural park in Japan. One million himesayuri flowers grow wild across 7 hectares of land. Because it can be found at an elevation of 800m, it is also admired as the “Himesayuri of the Sky.”
Himesayuri can be seen from Mid-June to early July. Many people visit to see the pink and pretty flowers.
Open: the date of the opening in 2023 is undecided. *We will update you as new information comes in.
Admission fee:300yen *Kids under 12 are free.
Breeding and Growth
Himesayuri grows from seed. Seeds that fell in the fall enter the soil, and the following year roots grow and attach small bulbs. Its sprouts in the spring of the 3rd year. The following year, the leaves grow and the number of leaves increases to 2-3, and the bulbs grow further. In the 6th year, the number of leaves increases to 5 to 6, and finally one flower blossoms. From the following year, as the bulbs grow, the number of flowers will continue to increase one by one a year.
Preservation of Himesayuri
Please clean shoes to prevent alien plant species from using the mat at the entrance because Himesayuri is extremely vulnerable to pathogens. Furthermore, do not step off the boardwalk to not step on the Himesayuri sprouts.
Coexist with Himesayuri and Bracken
The bracken lives together and protects the Himesayuri. The leaves of bracken create shade to prevent the rise in soil temperature and soften strong winds. The roots of bracken protect the bulbs of Himesayuri from feeding damage of as so on mice. so, do not remove the bracken.
Himesayuri at the Nango ski resort
Many “Himeｓayuri” grow on the slopes of the Aizu Kogen Nango Ski Resort. The flowering and best time to see is about a week earlier than Takashimizu Nature Park, and the view from the middle of the mountain is the best, and you can see the village along the Ina River.