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.
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.
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