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Tokyo and the Kanto region's largest tulip field attains full bloom every mid-April. The Tulip Matsuri Festival is held for about 10 days, covering two weekends. It comes on the heels of Hamura's Sakura Matsuri held in early April along the Tamagawa River. On the weekend, free shuttle buses from Hamura Station take you to the tulip field. Closest station is Hamura Station (East Entrance) on the JR Ome Line. 羽村駅
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Hamura Station (West Entrance) on the JR Ome Line.
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On the weekends, free shuttle bus to the tulip festival from Hamura Station West Exit. It's short bus ride.
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Tulip Festival ahead. Free admission. The Tulip Matsuri Festival comes on the heels of Hamura's Sakura Matsuri held in early April along the Tamagawa River.
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Tulips everywhere. The Tulip Festival started in 1988 when a group started a flower and greenery campaign in the city.
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The tulip fields cover about 23,000 sq. meters. These are originally rice paddies. The tulips are grown when the rice paddies are not used during Nov.-May.
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Quite overwhelming with about 360,000 tulip bulbs.
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Hamura Tulip Festival, Tokyo
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Red tulips
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Yellow tulips
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A bee's eye view.
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Purple Prince
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One plot had more exotic tulips such as this one called Mickey Mouse.
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Mickey Mouse tulips. Wonder why it's called Mickey Mouse. No big ears...
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Mickey Mouse tulips.
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Hamura Tulip Festival, Tokyo
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Lily Rosa
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Daytona
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Daytona with frayed edges
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Greenish tulip.
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Don Quixote
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Don Quixote tulip, obviously for lovers. Almost like a rose.
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Don Quixote
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Big, bulbous white ones.
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Purple Prince
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Plot with exotic tulips.
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Lookout deck
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View from lookout deck.
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View from lookout deck.
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View from lookout deck.
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Hamura Tulip Festival, Tokyo
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Clean water flows through the field.
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Red and gold
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Tulips in various stages.
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White tulips starting to bloom.
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Food and souvenir stalls. The local tourist association also had a stall where I got maps of Hamura and directions to the nearby Tamagawa Josui Aqueduct.
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PR poster
 
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