Azumayama is a small mountain located in a little town called Ninomiya along the coast of Kanagawa prefecture. The mountain is within walking distance from JR Ninomiya Station, and attracts many people for hiking and also to witness the colorful seasonal flowers. During the winter time in January and February there are many rapeseed blossoms creating a beautiful yellow flower carpet, which makes an ideal location for all ages to enjoy a hike and a picnic on a sunny winter day.
Let’s hike Azumayama!
Azumayama is for everyone
A yellow carpet of rapeseed blossoms
Greeted by Mt. Fuji, snowcapped in the background
Seasonal flowers at Azumayama
Take a mini trip to the Shonan area!
Ninomiya is a small town, so you will barely see any international tourists. Though, viewing the colorful rapeseed blossoms here has become increasingly popular for many Japanese people in the recent years, so why not explore something the locals enjoy? If you are traveling to Hakone, it might be a great addition to do a small hike to Azumayama where you can see beautiful seasonal flowers and Mt. Fuji in the distance. If not Hakone, you can also visit Odawara Castle after hiking Azumayama, so there are few things you can do if you take a mini trip of out Tokyo during your visit to Japan. It would be a great spot to visit for those who enjoy photography and flowers.
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