From mid-February to early March, the red and white blossoms of about 4,000 ume (Japanese plum) trees bloom spectacularly, like a “carpet of ume” all over the hills of Makuyama Park, an area of nine hectares. The whole park becomes enveloped in their delicate fragrance. Seasonal blooms are reflected in the park’s streams and ponds along the walking trails, allowing one to savor the season in a calming, relaxed environment. Why not forget your worries and treat yourself to a carefree afternoon spent among nature’s floral displays, and the wildlife in the brooks and skies?
|Free of charge, with unrestricted entry ※Except for during the “Ume Party” event period, usually from early February to mid-March, when 200 JPY is charged for admission.
|Take the bus for Makuyama Koen from Yugawara Station, and get off at Makuyama Koen Bus Stop, the last stop (about a 15-minute ride).
|Yugawara Town Tourism Division Phone: 0465-63-2111
About the use of the barbecue facility
|Makuyama Administrative Building Phone: 0465-63-1977
|Period of use
|Apr. 1 – Oct. 31
|Hours of use
|9:00 am – 4:00 pm
|How to Apply
|Fill out the application form at the administrative building and put it in the post there. ※Reservations not accepted. Please apply at the administrative building on your intended day of use.
|Barbecuing Zone (Please refer to the map boards in the park.)
|Free of charge ※Except for during the “Ume Party” event period (usually from early February to mid-March)
|Dos and Don’ts
|Putting stoves directly on the ground and/or making a fire directly on the ground are forbidden. Please bring along barbecue stoves or grills with legs. When you wash your iron plates, dishes, and other things, please don’t use the water in the streams or throw used water into the streams. In the park, barbecue utensils and other equipment are not rented out, and food and drinks are not sold.