Japan Autumn Diaries (#1): 👏 Nabana No Sato

Darkness cannot drive out darkness..Only LIGHT can do that;
Similarly, anger cannot drive out anger with hate..Only LOVE can do that. ❤ From my one Little Heart, MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
-👣 The Official Traveler/HistoryMaker

I am privileged to witness a winter illumination in Japan. ^_^
Special thanks to a dear friend, Nona for taking me there. I wish we had more time. Nabana no Sato (なばなの里) is a theme park on the island of Nagashima in Mie prefecture, which is located outside Nagoya. It is famous for winter illumination that runs from October to early May featuring the moving pictures of Mt. Fuji and the illuminated autumn flowers at the large park. Here are some snap shots in Autumn-Winter 2015.

Quick Tip: Visit the place in the afternoon to see the flowers during the day and illumination at night. It’s a totally different scenery!

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Location: Nabana No Sato
Travel Date:
November 2015



From Nagoya

From the Meitetsu Bus Center next to Nagoya Station, take a bus bound for Nagashima Onsen and get off at either Nabana no Sato (870 yen, 30 minutes). Buses depart every 20 to 30 minutes. My friend took the Meitetsu bus.

From Kuwana (or Nagashima) Station

Kuwana Station and Nagashima Spaland are connected by 2-3 buses per hour (510 yen, 20 minutes). A different bus connects the station with Nabana no Sato (250 yen, 10 minutes, 1-3 buses/hour). During the winter illuminations from late October to early May, the bus to Nabana no Sato departs from Nagashima Station instead of Kuwana Station.

How to get to and around Nagoya

Nabana no Sato


9:00 to 21:00 (until 22:00 during winter)


Irregular closing days, typically a couple of days in July


1600 yen (spring and autumn)
1000 yen (summer)
2100 yen (winter) -the 2100 yen is inclusive of 1000 yen worth of items or food inside.(c) http://www.japan-guide.com

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