Japan has a strong habit of spending the whole day admiring flowers, and winter is one of the greatest seasons for flower watching in Japan. From the classic winter cherry blossom trees to daffodils, Japan has a great deal more to offer in terms of beautiful flowers in winter. Winter blossoming seasons begin in December and extend until February, and there are many beautiful flowers to enjoy in Japan during the winter. Here are 10 winter flowers in Japan to look out including December roses and winter peonies!
1. Cherry blossom
“Cherry” blossoms are common in Japan. The language of cherry blossom blooms differs based on the kind, but many of them reflect the image of a lady. The petals of the famous Yoshino cherry, for example, speak of “purity” and “great beauty.” Cherry blossoms bloom between April and May. Around this time, the blossoming of cherry blossoms is officially proclaimed one after the other throughout Japan, and the streets are clogged with tourists eager to see the cherry blossoms. In the spring, cherry blossoms are a must-see bloom.
Daffodils were imported from China to Japan during the 16th Century (1333-1573), and they quickly became a popular winter flower in Japan. Some of the greatest places to observe daffodils in Japan, particularly in the south, are the Nada-Kuroiwa Daffodil Field on Awaji Island and the Suisen no Sato Park near Nagasaki.
The flower which blooms in the winter is the daffodil. It has been famous since ancient times and has a wonderful look like a trumpet, as well as a delicate scent effect. In fact, it is thought that the entire daffodil plant is poisonous. Its blossom languages are arrogance, egotism, and ego, which stem from a narrative about a narcissist guy. Its leaves look similar to leeks, so be cautious not to consume them by mistake.
3. Hydrangea: winter flowers in Japan
When the cherry blossom season is gone, the rainy season begins, and we see hydrangea all across cities. Hydrangea flowering season is from May through July. Hydrangeas have lately been developed in a broad range of hues and varieties.
The representative phrase of hydrangea blossoms is “caprice,” which was previously ignored depending on the circumstance. However, in recent years, “family gatherings” have become more common. And hydrangeas are becoming increasingly popular as Mother’s Day gift flowers.
4. Winter Peony
Peonies were brought to Japan from China by a Buddhist monk in the eighth century, and the blooms blossom in the spring. Some Japanese peony cultivars bloom in the winter, generally beginning in late November and lasting until January. The Takeda Arboretum in Kyoto and Ueno Toshogu in Japan are two of the greatest places to witness winter peony.
5. Christmas Rose
Although the flowers seem like wild roses, December Roses are not in the rose family, but rather in the buttercup family. Christmas roses often bloom in the winter, especially in December, and bloom into early spring. Christmas roses, unlike other flowers, are deadly, therefore avoid touching your face after handling them.
Sasanqua is a member of the camellia family. It has been known as an early winter flower in Japan since ancient times. Its blossom is incredibly fragrant and has a powerful presence. Sasanqua is quite similar to camellia, however, camellia is distinguished by falling flowers, whilst sasanqua is distinguished by falling petals. Its floral language changes according to the hue of the flower, such as “you are lovely,” “everlasting love,” “you reject my love,” and so on. Each of them portrays a man’s ardent love for a lady.
8. Field mustard
Field mustard blooms in late winter and is in full flower by spring. During this season, a rising number of people visit a field mustard flower garden that blooms like a golden carpet. The character of “” in field mustard means “edible.” Field mustard will also appear in recipes served in early winter. Richness, brilliance, and lightness are its floral languages. Many of them are linked to an energetic and colorful picture. It is an excellent flower for announcing the arrival of spring.
9. Cosmos: winter flowers in Japan
When you think of fall flowers, you generally think of the cosmos. It is such a characteristic fall bloom that it is written in Chinese characters as “October cherry” (). Every flower makes a quiet, rather than a loud, impact. However, when the area of the cosmos is in full flower, it is breathtaking. Its floral languages include innocence, humility, harmony, and so on, all of which depict a humble and attractive lady. It’s also a healing flower, thus the term “beautiful” is appropriate.
Camellia, also known as Tsubaki, are Japanese flowers that bloom in the winter and remain till April. The blooms feature golden stamens and deep pink petals, and as they wilt, the entire flower drops. When snow falls on camellia petals, it creates one of the most stunning scenes. It appears to be very stunning.
Jindai Botanical Gardens is one of the greatest places to see camellias. Another option is to go around Japan’s emperor’s palace, which contains blooms that are over 500 years old. Camellias are also shown in the Hama-rikyu Garden and Oshima Park, so don’t miss out on seeing beautiful blossoms the next time you travel to Tokyo!