Sakura Tulip Festival
Want to walk among a sea of tulips but don’t have the budget to visit The Netherlands? Hop over to Sakura City in Chiba to fulfill your floral desires at the annual Sakura Tulip Festival. Witness over 720,000 tulips of about 100 types come into bloom in early to mid-April with a beautiful backdrop of Lake Imba and a genuine Dutch windmill.
During the event, you can pick your own tulip bouquets (¥500 for 10 flowers), dress up in traditional national costume, take boat rides around the waters surrounding the tulip fields, and much more. There are also regular street organ performances, plenty of food stalls, and even an opportunity to change the direction of the windmill’s sails.