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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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Tamagawa River has a good number of cherry trees in Hamura.
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Weeping cherry
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Red tulips
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Weeping cherry next to the water park.
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Yellow tulips
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Weeping cherries
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Tamagawa Josui floodgate. Hamura is noted as the starting point of the Tamagawa Josui Aqueduct built by the Tamagawa farmer brothers in 1653 to supply water to the growing and thirsty city of Edo.
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Entry point of Tamagawa Josui Aqueduct straight ahead. This water has been diverted from the Tamagawa River (on the right).
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Start of Tamagawa Josui Aqueduct. The Aqueduct was built in 1653, 50 years after Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu moved to Edo. 玉川上水
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Tamagawa Josui Aqueduct entrance.
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Floodgate. The position and length is almost the same as the original one built in the 17th century. Only the materials have been replaced with concrete. Water from the Tamagawa River going to Tamagawa Josui canal/Aqueduct.
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A bee's eye view.
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Tamagawa River is dammed here by Hamura Intake Weir. Some of the diverted water is released back into Tamagawa River on the right.
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Tamagawa River
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Purple Prince
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Map of Tamagawa Josui Aqueduct
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Park adjacent to Tamagawa Josui Aqueduct
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One plot had more exotic tulips such as this one called Mickey Mouse.
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Statue of the Tamagawa brothers who were consigned to build the Tamagawa Josui Aqueduct.
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Mickey Mouse tulips. Wonder why it's called Mickey Mouse. No big ears...
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Statue of the Tamagawa brothers
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Mickey Mouse tulips.
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Materials and technique used for the Tamagawa Josui floodgate in the Edo Period.
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Tamagawa Josui Aqueduct required constant repair and maintenance during the Edo Period. It created new jobs for Hamura residents (mostly farmers).
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Tamagawa Josui Aqueduct lined with cherry trees. I missed the full bloom period.
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Hamura Tulip Festival, Tokyo
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Walking path parallel to Tamagawa Josui Aqueduct. These are all cherry trees.
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Lily Rosa
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Cherry trees
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Tamagawa Josui Aqueduct1 comments
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Daytona
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Tamagawa Josui Aqueduct goes on for over 40 km to Yotsuya in Tokyo.
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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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