Rabbit Forest & Go-Karts: Camellia Flower Garden with Camellia and Seasonal Flowers.
- Explore Rabbit Forest - a Haven for Bunnies
- Take a go-cart for a whirlwind ride inside the garden!
- Tsubaki-Hana Garden: A massive garden nurtured by Flower Grandpa.
Nestled amidst a plethora of approximately 400 varieties and 2000 specimens of camellia flowers, as well as the blossoms of Oshima cherry trees, Annabelle, hydrangeas, and more, the Tsubaki Flower Garden stands out as a popular destination where seasonal flowers bloom in full splendor. However, did you know that it is also renowned as the "Rabbit Forest"? Within its grounds, there is a spacious area inhabited by numerous rabbits, ranging from tiny bunnies to larger ones, frolicking and playing freely! Moreover, it harbors a hidden gem where visitors can enjoy go-karting. Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature in the delightful company of adorable rabbits – a perfect way to savor the best of both worlds!
Explore Rabbit Forest - a Haven for Bunnies
Within the enchanting Tsubaki Flower Garden lies a special haven known as the "Rabbit Forest," a generous spacious area where a colony of rabbits roam freely. The ample grounds are designed to ensure that the rabbits experience minimal stress, allowing them to engage in activities such as playful chases and leisurely afternoon naps. Visitors have the unique opportunity to observe the rabbits going about their lives, enjoying the freedom to express their natural behavior in a stress-free environment. Witness the joyous moments as the rabbits make the most of their expansive haven, creating a heart-warming spectacle for all visitors.
One of the delightful experiences at Tsubaki-Hana Garden is the opportunity to feed the resident rabbits. You can buy rabbit feed at an affordable price of just 100 yen per plate. As soon as you attempt to offer the feed, rabbits from all directions quickly converge, eagerly vying for the chance to indulge in the tasty treats.
The sight of these adorable creatures enthusiastically partaking in the feeding frenzy is truly heart-warming. It's a moment of pure joy as visitors interact with the rabbits, creating lasting memories of playful and endearing encounters.
Take a go-cart for a whirlwind ride inside the garden!
Adding to the charm of the Tsubaki Flower Garden is the go-carts circuit, a little-known, off-the-beaten-path activity that costs only 500 yen per ride and allows up to two people per car to go round on a designated course within the garden. Go-karts are very popular with children, but they also provide fun for adults seeking some light-hearted adventure.
It's important to note that during the vibrant hydrangea season, typically in June, when these blooms are in full splendor, the go-carting route is temporarily closed to allow visitors to immerse themselves in the beauty of the hydrangeas without any interruptions. Therefore, it's advisable to plan your visit outside this rainy season to fully enjoy the go-carting adventure amidst the diverse and colorful bloom of Tsubaki-Hana Garden.
Fee: 500 yen per cart
Tsubaki-Hana Garden: A massive garden nurtured by Flower Grandpa.
With the help of companions on the island, he meticulously tended to the flowers, experimenting with cultivation techniques to ensure a vibrant and enjoyable experience for both locals and visitors, regardless of the season. Through steadfast determination and collaboration with the island community, Mr. Yamashita has created a beautiful haven where the love for camellias and flowers flourishes.
Camellia and seasonal flowers
In this garden, the presence of 400 different varieties of camellias is truly astonishing, each displaying unique characteristics even within the same species. The garden offers a delightful spectacle of nature throughout the seasons.
Stunning view point of Mt. Fuji
Tsubaki-Hana Garden boasts the quintessential views that represent Izu Oshima. Beyond the vast meadow unfolds a panorama of Mount Fuji and the expansive ocean, creating a breathtaking scene. In winter, the native Japanese camellia, known as Yabu-tsubaki, graces the landscape. There are several places where Mount Fuji comes into view magnificently. Imagine lying in the grass, gazing at the combination of the sea and Mount Fuji – a truly spectacular and serene experience.
Mr. Yamashita is a good performer of Gojinka Daiko (Japanese drum) a traditional art of Oshima Island. You might be seeing him play when you go around the island. This fabulous traditional music also comes highly recommended.