Hachijo-jima Freesia Festival 2016
20 March – 3 April 2016
A major difference from Paris or New York, Tokyo comprises a number of subtropical islands. Hachijo-jima Island is one of them, located in just a 50-minute flight’s (or an overnight boat’s) distance and some 300 kilometers south of the capital.
In spring the air on the island is scented with sweet flowery fragrance. In 2016, Hajijo-jima Freesia Festival will be back again for two weeks, starting from the spring equinox. The festival is eventful – free picking of flowers, concerts, as well as tea ceremony overlooking colorful fields of freesia in yellow, white, pink and purple.
You can also taste the island’s cuisine, purchase food products and crafts. Above all, you may very much like to relax in one of Hachijo-jima’s onsens (hot springs).
Why not planning ahead your spring holidays full of relaxation and fresh air?
Place name Hachijo-jima Island (in Japanese) 八丈島 Website go to website Hachijo-jima Tourist Association (in Japanese) go to website Festival site (in Japanese) Phone 04996-2-1377 (Hachijo-jima Tourist Association) Dates 20 March – 3 April 2016 Opening hours 10 am – 4:30 pm Price free Address 4336 Okago, Hachijo-machi, Hachijo-jima, Tokyo Getting there
- 50 min flight (All Nippon Airways) from Haneda Airport
- 11-hour boat ride from Takeshiba-Sambashi (Takeshiba Passenger Ship Terminal) by Tachibana-Maru (Tokai-kisen Co.) via Miyake-jima and Mikura-jima Islands
* The above is the information known at the time of publication and subject to change without prior notice.