Handa-City Yakachigawa River and Red Spider Lily Fields (Yakachigawa Higanbana)
Red Riverbanks and Foxes along Handa's Yakachigara River
Be amazed by the beauty of nature! From late September to early October, the banks of the Yakachigawa River in Handa turn a bright red as a carpet of over 3,000,000 cluster amaryllises, also known as red spider lilies, blossoming along a 2km stretch of that scenic spot. Occasionally white flowers bloom, and these are quite rare so keep an eye open for them. Other sections of the river are covered in bright yellow mustard flower (rapeseed flowers), poppy and soft cosmos flowers too, but the sight of the closely grown red amaryllis flowers has become a major seasonal attraction.