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Chita-City Souri Pond Plum Festival
(Souri-ike Ume Matsuri)

Date : 02/11/2023 - 03/12/2023


  • Souri Pond Plum Festival (Souri-ike Ume Matsuri)
  • Souri Pond Plum Festival (Souri-ike Ume Matsuri)
  • Souri Pond Plum Festival (Souri-ike Ume Matsuri)
  • Souri Pond Plum Festival (Souri-ike Ume Matsuri)
  • Souri Pond Plum Festival (Souri-ike Ume Matsuri)

No, Those Aren’t Cherry Blossoms, but Plum Tree Blossoms "Ume," a Different Kind of Beautiful!

Around Souri Pond in Chita-City is located the best plum grove in the whole prefecture, with approximately 6,000 trees representing 25 species, and a plum festival is held there from mid-February until mid-March, when the plum trees are in glorious bloom. During the festival period you can enjoy various events and delicious food stalls while gazing at the plum blossoms. This year, the plum trees will be lit up for a limited period of six days (February 25th to 27th, March 4th to 6th)!

*: Stage events and street performances have been cancelled in 2022.

  • Souri Pond Plum Festival
  • Souri Pond Plum Festival
  • Souri Pond Plum Festival
  • Souri Pond Plum Festival

Enjoy the Gorgeous Blossoms of the Largest Plum Tree Grove in All of Aichi Prefecture!

Right before the celebrated sakura cherry blossoms begin around the country, you can see the plum tree blossoms everywhere. Easy to spot by their stronger colors, those blooming trees have a beauty of their own which, some argue, are more attractive than the pale sakura itself.

The most expansive orchard of plum trees in Aichi is the Souri Park, in the city of Chita, south of Nagoya. Decorated by 6,000 specimens of 25 varieties, this place becomes a wonderful sight starting in early spring. The trees are planted in a mixed fashion including early, mid and late bloomers, so you can enjoy a long flowering period of about a month. Like many other places, the city annually holds the Plum Festival, or "Ume Matsuri", but this one's vastness makes it the most impressive by far.

  • Souri Pond Plum Festival
  • Souri Pond Plum Festival
  • Souri Pond Plum Festival
  • Souri Pond Plum Festival

The plum trees at this place have a dramatic history. The Ise Bay Typhoon of 1959 affected it massively. Then, construction of a nearby dam inundated a great part of the original trees. The local residents, with help from the Aichi government, replanted and cared for lots of seedlings, thus returning the park to its current glory.

  • Souri Pond Plum Festival
  • Souri Pond Plum Festival
  • Souri Pond Plum Festival
  • Souri Pond Plum Festival

EVENT OVERVIEW

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Date : February 12th (Saturday) to March 13th (Sunday), 2022
Light-up dates: February 25th (Friday) to 27th (Sunday), March 4th (Friday) to 6th (Sunday) for a total of six days
Holding time : Light-up from sunset to 8:00 PM
Place : Souri Park Bairin Plum Orchard
Location : 〒478-0018
3-101 Souridai, Chita-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Souri Park (Souri Midori-to-Hana-no-Fureai Koen)
Fee : Free
Parking : Available
*: Extensive traffic congestion expected in the roads surrounding the venue. Please use public transportation as best as possible.
Restrooms : Available
Phone number : 0562-51-5637(Chita City Tourism Association)

Note: This page may not be current due to update time differences between site databases.
Should accuracy be critical, please verify this information using a direct source, whenever possible.

ACCESS

  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    From Meitetsu Nagoya Station take the Meitetsu Tokoname Line, alight at Asakura Station and look for the Chita Bus running the Souri Line. Get off at Umenoyakataguchi (梅の館口) and walk eastwards 5 min.
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Coming from the Chita Peninsula Toll Road (Chita-Hanto Road), exit the Higashiura-Chita I.C. turning right to head west by Route 24. After 1.5km, Route 24 level-crosses the Meitetsu Kowa Line railway and after the following intersection veers slightly to the right. Head northwest for 240m then turn left at the bifurcation and head towards the large power transmission line tower. Follow the road for 650m and turn left upon reaching the red-white transmission line tower, then turn right after 50m. Another 1.5km and the park will be to the left of the road.

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