From mid October to early November each year, Oita's Sanko Cosmos Garden is filled with millions of colorful cosmos flowers in bloom. They come in various colors and varieties, and many of the flowers are planted to create unique designs and patterns - floral art, if you will!
On weekends during the blooming season, the garden is home to stage performances and numerous booths selling locally-grown produce.
Admission to the Sanko Cosmos Garden is free of charge.
Oita's Sanko Cosmos Garden is located around 15 minutes by taxi from JR Nakatsu Station, which is served by the Nippo Main Line. In typical years there is a free shuttle bus that runs from the station to the garden on Sundays, however this has not yet been confirmed for the 2021 event.
For those who opt to drive, the venue is under 10 minutes from the Nakatsu IC of the Higashi Kyushu Expressway.
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