|Nabana no Sato is a theme park
dedicated to flowers. Located on the island of Nagashima in Kuwana City,
the park is famous for its seasonal flower shows. While I do enjoy the
beautiful flowers on display the highlight for me every year is
the illuminations. Nabana no Sato can claim to have one of the biggest
and best illumination displays in all of Japan.|
The theme of the
displays changes from year to year. Last year the theme was “Nature”
featuring a giant LED illuminated model of the Nature of Alps in
Switzerland. This year, the main display and theme is “The beauty of
It is “The beauty of mother nature”. such as The
Monument Valley in the United States and The Antarctic Continent,The
African Continent, The Plitvice Lakes National Park of the Eurasian
continent, "TANADA" Rice Terraces in Japan.
The huge scale illumination of “The beauty of mother nature” is stunning at about 30 meters in height and 155 meters in width.
Address: 270 Komae, Nagashima-cho, Kuwana City, Mie Prefecture 511-1144
Hours: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Admission: illumination ¥2,300
Winter Illuminations: October 15, 2016 to May, 7 2017
Contact: 0594-41-0787（only Japanese）
to the park is ¥2,300 during illumination, which includes an in-store
coupon of ¥1,000 to use within the park. This can be used to purchase
some souvenirs at the shops, or even used to put towards a meal at one
of the many restaurants around the park.
you can take either a JR or Kintetsu train to Nagashima Station. Take a
non-stop direct bus to Nabana no Sato (なばなの里) from Kintetsu Nagashima
Station bus rotary. Buses run every 20-60 minutes or so and it’s about a
10 minute ride and ¥220 one-way.
If you’re coming by car from
Nagoya both Route 23 and Route 1 cross the island of Nagashima. Once on
the island, follow signs for Nabana no Sato.
Higashi Meihan Expressway (東名阪自動車道) crosses the island of Nagashima.
Get off at the Nagashima Interchange (長島IC) and follow the signs to the
The Isewangan Expressway (伊勢湾岸自動車道)
crosses the island of Nagashima. Get off at the Wangan Nagashima
Interchange (湾岸長島IC) and Turn left, go straight and follow the signs to