Have you heard of Umemi? It means plum viewing! There are famous and popular plum blossoms spots in Japan and Iwamotoyama Park is the place to view plum with seeing Mt. Fuji. Some events will be hold during season.

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The best timing is from Feb.1st to April 10th.

Umemi is the Japanese traditional custom to enjoy the beauty of ume blossoms.It started during the Nara period (710-784).

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Originally introduced from China, the Japanese plum has played an important role in Japanese culture for many centuries. Its popularity was eventually surpassed by that of the cherry tree.

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The plum is associated with the start of spring, because plum blossoms are some of the first blossoms to open during the year.

【Iwamotoyama Park】
Address: 1605 Iwamoto, Fuji, Sizuoka
Tel: +(81) 545-64-2430
Hour: 8:45~17:30 * Shihfuji tourist information center
http://www.fujisan-kkb.jp/iwamotoyama/index.html

Resorces:
http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2013.html