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[Feature] Rose Paradise! Murayama’s Higashizawa Rose Park


The temperature rises steadily and I can feel the summer approaching.

Due to self-containment this year, it was a disappointing spring when I couldn’t even enjoy cherry blossom viewing.

Yamagata Prefecture is truly surrounded by beautiful nature.

Even in the coming season, you can enjoy beautiful greenery and vivid flowers throughout the prefecture.

The roses, also called the Queen of Flowers, will soon be in full bloom.

This time, we would like to introduce the charm of the Higashizawa Rose Park in Murayama City, a park where you can enjoy the most beautiful roses in the prefecture.

◆ A rose paradise


A beautiful gradation of roses welcomes you under the refreshing blue sky when you pass through the gates of the park.

There is a walking path in the garden of about 7 hectares, and you can see roses on the right and left! The landscape is like a paradise.


It’s so vast that you’ll be wondering where to start, but to enjoy even more roses, the 40-minute course and 80-minute course are set, so even beginners are safe.

For details, please refer to the map you can get at the entrance.


◆ About 750 varieties and 20,000 roses to enjoy

You can see the Imperial Roses zone on the left side of the main entrance.

Here you can see roses related to Japan’s Imperial family.


The “Princess Aiko,” with its lovely pink petals, is a rose named to celebrate the birth of Princess Aiko.

The orange rose that has frill-like petals is “Princess Michiko.”

Also, as you progress, you will find roses with familiar names.


This is Murayama’s original “Murayama.” It is a little small but the vivid pink color is very eye-catching. It is a precious rose that can only be seen here in Japan.


In addition to the standard red, white and pink roses, there are roses of various colors such as orange, yellow and light purple in full bloom too.

In addition to the color and leaves of the roses, look at the name and country of origin that you want to pay attention to.


The “Maria Callas” rose is magnificently large, its name coming from Maria Callas, who was said to be the best soprano singer of the 20th century.​​
​ I am fascinated by the nobility that embodies her beauty.


This “Roman” is also a rose born in Japan.​ 
​ It is made in the image of the Taisho Romantic era. Nuance-colored petals have a mysterious charm and a Japanese feel.

◆ Ring the Happiness rose bell at the lover's sanctuary


Near the classical garden in the park, there is a “Happy rose bell” for couples to ring.

To tell the truth, the Higashizawa Rose Garden was certified as a “lover’s sacred place” in 2015 and as such there are many projects and events happening here.


There is also a corner where you can attach a “key of love” to the love pole, so don’t miss this too.

◆ Slight rose scent... What is on the original menu?

The Rose Exchange Center in the center of the park also sells original goods and sweets using roses.

The Rose Soft is a soft serve ice cream specially made by the garden that contains rose extract in the milk!


The faint mellow rose scent in the rich milky taste is exquisite.

There is also a corner in the exchange hall where you can learn about Bulgaria and its internationl exchanges with Murayama City as it was registered as a host town for Bulgaria in preparation for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.


◆ Access & Parking

The park has a parking lot that can accommodate about 150 cars.​ 
​ Fees apply when the roses are in bloom, so please refer to the “Detailed Information” below.


Unfortunately, due to the influence of COVID-19, the annual “Rose Festival” has been canceled.

The beautiful flowers will calm your heart.

Detailed information

Higashizawa Rose Park

Higashizawa Rose Park

1-25 Tateoka Higashizawa, Murayama City (Higashizawa Park Administration Building)


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