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Izu Oshima Camellia Festival
Izu Oshima’s regular Camellia Festival will be held again this year – this will be the 63rd time. The Metropolitan Oshima Park, main location for the festival, features a camellia garden with 5,000 common camellias and another 3,700 cultivars from 450 different varieties. This is the biggest camellia garden in Japan!
At the main stage of the “Camellia Plaza,” there will be Oshima folk music and dance performances including favorites like “Anko no Te-odori” as well as food stalls that will be set up for the occasion and that will be offering local delicacies. Other events include stamp-collecting to win local products, camellia petal painting, Geopark exhibition and the Motomachi-ko night festival.
Oshima has three internationally acclaimed camellia parks: Oshima Park, Camellia Flower Garden and the park at Metropolitan Oshima High School. Visiting all of them is a must if you love flowers and especially camellias!