Monday, September 10, 2012

Shibazakura - Lawn Sakura In Himeji City

Shibazakura is called phlox in English, and there are more than 60 species. In Japanese, 芝桜 shiba-zakura means "lawn sakura." Every spring, after the sakura is gone, people enjoy the lawn sakura.

I like shibazakura very much. It has delicate and beautiful flowers. This is a place in Himeji City, Hyogo-ken.

It is written shibazakura.

A warm message written below the place's mascots: Ganbarou Nippon - Let's try out best, Japan! or Be strong, Japan! Ganbarou is a message that I read every 100 m in the steets of Tohoku. By doing their best and a lot of inner strength, the country has raised so much.


  1. Where exactly in Himeji-shi lies this shibazakura garden, please? I want go to Osaka this year and Himeji seems to be the closest place with such shibazakura view.

    1. Thank you for writing. I have posted a reply for you today, you can check today's post on the blog, together with more photos of this place. I hope you'll find it useful. Best wishes from me.