Moss Pink in Takinoue Park

Takinoue Park in Takinoue Town (Takinoue-cho) is famous for moss pink, tiny flowers that spread for 100,000 m2. The flowers grew from a carton of seedlings to become the biggest moss pink community in Japan. The best season is from mid-May to early in June. Pink Moss Festival is held in mid-May.

A spectacular view of the moss at Takinoue Park

The Shibazakura (Pink Moss) Festival is one of the most unique and colorful festivals on the Hokkaido flower calendar. Winding paths lead you across a surreal pink and purple hillside overlooking Takinoue town.

Moss phlox At Takinoue Town

The backside of the Daisetsuzan Mountain Range offers its pointy snow-covered peaks as a backdrop and tulips adorn the wide gently-sloped paths on your journey across the hill. Takinoue is located about 2 hours north of Asahikawa.

Shibazakura Takigami Park dyed in pink Takinoue Town

Takinoue Tourism Association Tel: +81(0)158-29-2730

Takinoue Tourism Association Website: http://takinoue.com/english/

Takinoue is north of Asahikawa: Tour reservations via telephone: Within Japan, Tel. (0166) 51-0111 Outside Japan, Tel. +81 166-51-0111

Asahikawa Tourism Website: http://www.asahikawa-tourism.com/asahikawa/asahikawa_sites/takinoue/takinoue_en.html

Shibazakura Takigami Park dyed in pink