Visitors are drawn to Hitsujiyama Park in late spring time to see the beautiful pink moss fields — a breathtaking experience that is not to be missed. Located in Chichibu, just a short trip from central Tokyo, this is a treat for all the senses, with vibrant colours as far as the eye can see and Mount Fuji, with its imposing snow-capped peak, providing a spectacular backdrop.
There are beautiful blossoms to see here too, but the moss phlox flowers are the main draw, with late April and early May the best time to visit, when the fields come alive and all is pink, white, purple and blue.
It’s no surprise that Hitsujiyama gets busy at such times, but don’t let that put you off. For the best views, head into the surrounding hills, where benches await and the fields can be enjoyed, from a distance, in peace, quiet and tranquility.