Gongendo Park is renowned for its cherry blossom and rapeseed scenery. However, there are several different flowers grown seasonally at the riverside park. In January and early February, you can enjoy half a million daffodils blooming under the (bare) Sakura trees.
The festival was not held in 2021 on account of the State of Emergency and the coronavirus outbreak. However, you can still visit the park and see the daffodil. In a 'normal' year they have a daffodil festival from early January to the middle of February. During the festival they organize additional events and there is usually some food stalls in the park. There is also a permanent cafe in the park that sells ice-cream and drinks.
By public transport: A bus goes from Satte Station on the Tobu Nikko line. Take the Asahi bus bound for Goka Machi Yakuba and alight at “Gongendo” bus stop, which is on the south end of the park.
By car: The park is about a ten minute drive from the Satte Interchange of the Ken-o expressway. The main car park is open all year round. If the park is very busy they have an overflow car park. There is currently no charge for parking.
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