Bairin Park is a famous spot for its 1,300 blossoming plum trees of some fifty different species. It was originally a private estate which was later endowed to Gifu City and expanded to its present function as a public park.
Early flowering comes in mid-January; full blossoms come around early March. You can enjoy varieties of plum blossoms until late March.
Gifu Bairin Plum Festival
The Bairin Plum Festival is held in and around Bairin Park, a famous spot for plum blossoms, in early March each year.
During the festival, various events such as photography and concerts are held in the park in conjunction with special services sponsored by neighboring stores and a tea ceremonｙ for citizens.
These are the main events held annually:
- At Bairin Park ... Photography event (Sunday) , Koto (Japanese harp) concert, Plum Bonsai display, etc.
- At Zuiryuji-Temple ... Special opening and tea ceremony for citizens
- At Kashimori Park ... Festival booths
- At Shopping Streets ... Free amazake (sweet drink made from fermented rice) and plum juice , stands, etc.
- Jinriki-sha (rickshaw, man-pulled cart) ... Running between Mitono-cho and Bairin Park
|Hours||Open 24 hours|
|Admission fee||Admission free|
|Closed||Open throughout the year|
Take either one of the following buses at JR Gifu Station or Gifu Bus Terminal to "Bairin-Koen-mae". (takes 10 min, 220 yen/one way.)
Get off and walk 3 minutes.
|Parking||Pay parking lots around the park|
|Address||Bairin Minami-machi, Gifu City|