Kuju Flower Park
This large park is located at the base of the Kuju Mountains in western Oita Prefecture, a short drive from Kurokawa Onsen and Mt. Aso. It features more than 500 different varieties of flowers and plants, creating colorful carpets of flowers across the hills, in every season except for deepest winter. In summer, you can pick blueberries. In autumn, the park has a flower festival, with fields of cosmos and flame-hued celosia.
The park grounds include a greenhouse for tropical plants, and several giftshops selling local souvenirs, plants and flower-themed crafts. You can bring your own food to eat in the gardens, or try the restaurants, cafes, and casual food stalls, throughout the park. In summer, farmers from the area often sell their produce at the garden’s entrance.
4050 Kujumachi Oaza Kuju, Taketa-shi, Oita 878-0201