To celebrate the arrival of spring, the Kanoya Rose Garden in Kagoshima Prefecture hosts an annual festival where approximately 35,000 roses comprising of 1500 different varieties will be in bloom. Spanning an impressive 8 hectares, the venue lays claim to being Japan's largest rose garden.
Along with the impressive number of roses to enjoy, there is also an on-site restaurant with some unique menu items such as rose-flavored soft serve ice cream and a rose curry that comes served in a pinkish hue.
Admission to the garden is priced at 630 yen for adults, and 110 yen for children.
The Kanoya Rose Garden is located around 40 minutes drive from Tarumizu Port, or around 60 minutes drive from Sakurajima Port. On site parking is available.
For those who are visiting via public transport, there is a bus direct to Kanoya from Kagoshima Station - the journey takes around 2 hours.
I'm an expat who has lived abroad for almost a decade, including 7 years in Japan. I've also visited 44 of 47 prefectures and hope to get to the last three someday! I'm particularly fond of exploring off the beaten path destinations, gardens, and tea houses, and have a real interest in Japan's gr...