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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.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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