Enjoy a winter wonderland without the snow! Japan is famous for its winter illumination, and Nabana no Sato (なばなの里) in Mie is no exception.
Located close to Nagashima Spa Land, and easily reachable by express bus from Nagoya Bus Station or by train and free shuttle bus, it is a great escape from the bustle of the big city. Enjoy a stroll through the grounds bursting with seasonal flowers and shrubbery. No matter the season, it has something for you to see. Whether it is the fields of tulips in the spring, an ocean of hydrangeas and irises in early summer, or a carpet of cosmoses and dahlias in the fall, there are always new blooms of color awaiting you. However, from November to March, instead of flowers, the park comes alive at night with winter night lights.