SANUKI MANNOU PARK

Sanuki Mannou Park is Shikoku’s only state-run park with total area of 3.5㎢ and is a park filled with seasonally blooming flowers. Visitors enjoy beautiful landscapes decorated with plants like narcissus, tulips, and Nemophilas in the spring, and hydrangeas and sunflowers in the summer. In the fall, kochia (bassia scoparia) leaves turn red colors and cosmos flowers bloom.
The park also has many facilities for visitors to enjoy, where they can spend their entire day, including a large grass area, playground equipment that children love, cycling courses, and the largest RV campground in Shikoku.

Annual events and flowers

*The timing of the flowers’ blooming may shift depending on weather and other conditions. There may also be some changes in the species and number of flowers depending on the year.

Spring

Haru Ranman Festalate March - mid-May

Haru Ranman Festa

Enjoy a relay of bright and colorful spring flowers coming into bloom. At various parts of the park, flowers such as Narcissus (about 70 species, 200,000 plants), tulips (about 35 species, 50,000 plants), and Nemophilas (about 300,000 plants) will come in bloom one after another, as if one is handing over a baton to the next. Other flowers such as cherry blossoms, lupines, and Shirley poppies will also be coming into bloom during this season.

  • Narcissus (early March – early April)Narcissus (early March – early April)
  • Cherry blossoms (late March – early April)Cherry blossoms (late March – early April)
  • Tulips (mid-April – late April)Tulips (mid-April – late April)
  • Nemophilas (late April – early May)Nemophilas (late April – early May)
  • Lupines (late April – late May)Lupines (late April – late May)
  • Shirley poppies (late May– early June)Shirley poppies (late May– early June)

Summer

Ajisai Festamid-June - early July

Ajisai Festa

In the Hydragea Garden, a wooden bridge crosses the edge of the Hiryū Pond, and about 40 hydrangea species totaling 200,000 plants will come into bloom. The Japan-native hydrangeas flower during tsuyu (rainy season) and look beautiful in the rain. During the festival, rent a Japanese style umbrella (free of charge) and experience the feel of a very Japanese setting.

  • Hydrangeas (mid-June – early July)Hydrangeas (mid-June – early July)
  • Japanese umbrella rental (mid-June – early July)Japanese umbrella rental (mid-June – early July)

Summer Festalate July - late August

Summer Festa

In the summertime, enjoy sunflowers (about 70,000 plants) and green bassia scoparia (about 4,000 plants) with their soft, gently swaying leaves. You will hear happy squeals of children fully enjoying their summer vacation coming from the water playground and “kabuto-mushi (unicorn beetle) land.” In mid-August, the park will extend its hours to stay open till the night time and hold the Summer Night Festival, which will offer illuminations and a fireworks show.

  • Bassia scoparia (late July – late August)Bassia scoparia (late July – late August)
  • Sunflowers (late July – early August)Sunflowers (late July – early August)
  • Water playground (spring – fall)Water playground (spring – fall)
  • Fireworks show (around mid-August)Fireworks show (around mid-August)

Autumn

Aki Irodori Festamid-September - early November

Aki Irodori Festa

In the fall, plants like the cosmos (about 20 species, 500,000 plants) and bassia scoparia (about 4,000 plants) that have turned colors will color the park in autumn hues. As cosmos bloom at different times depending on the species and the bassia scoparia turn from green to radiant red to light brown, visitors will view a rich variety of hues in the vegetation during this season.

  • Sulfur cosmos (mid-September – late September)Sulfur cosmos (mid-September – late September)
  • Cosmos (late September – mid-October)Cosmos (late September – mid-October)
  • Bassia scoparia (red) (late September – late October)Bassia scoparia (red)
    (late September – late October)
  • Bassia scoparia (light brown) (late October – early November)Bassia scoparia (light brown)
    (late October – early November)

Winter

Winter Fantasylate November - early January

Winter Fantasy

For this event, park hours will be extended to stay open till the night time, and the grounds will be decorated with colorful illuminations. With the large-scale grand illumination that covers an area of about 30,000㎡, as well as the lighting up of the Shoryu Waterfall and a champagne glass tower, the entire park will transform into a fantastical world of lights.

  • Champagne glass towerChampagne glass tower
  • Grand illuminationGrand illumination

Sosyun Festamid-February - early March

Sosyun Festa

Plants like the Christmas roses (about 2,500 plants), Brassica rapa (about 700,000 plants), Japanese Narcissus (Narcissus tazetta, about 25,000 plants) will gradually start to bloom as if to announce the arrival of spring.

  • Early-blooming Brassica rapa (mid-February – early April)Early-blooming Brassica rapa
    (mid-February – early April)
  • Christmas roses (mid-February – mid-April)Christmas roses
    (mid-February – mid-April)

Information/Access

Information/access

Vista of Sanuki Mountains

Park open Hours

Period open Hours
March 1 to July 19 9:30 - 17:00
July 20 to August 31 9:30 - 18:00
September 1 to October 31 9:30 - 17:00
November 1 to End of February 9:30 - 16:30

Closed Days

※No closed days during the following periods:

*The park may be temporarily closed in extreme weather conditions, when warnings such as “flood” or “storm” are issued in Mannou-cho.

Park Entrance Fees

  Individual Visitor Group Member 2Days Pass Ticket Annual Passport

Adults
(15years and over)

\450 \290 \500 \4,500
Seniors
(65years and over)
\210 \210 \250 \2,100
Children
(Junior high school
students and under)
Free Free

Parking Fees

Car model Fees
Normal Car \310
Large Size Vehicle \1,030
Motorcycle \100

Bicycle Rental Fees

Fees Base rate Additional Charge
Adults(15years and over) \260 for 2 hr. \70 for every 30 min.
Children
(Junior high school students and under)
\100 for 2 hr. \30 for every 30 min.
Electric Bicycle(26inch) \510 for 2 hr. \160 for every 30 min.

cycling centerOn the east of Shoryu Waterfall is cycling center with 520 bicycles available for rent.

Access to Park

Sanuki Mannou Park

4243-12 Yoshino, Mannou-cho, Nakatado-gun, Kagawa-ken 766-0023 Japan
TEL(0877)79-1700

Area Map

CAR

Vicinity Map

RAIL ROAD

BUS

Map of entire park/Guide map

Map of entire park/guide map

Shoryu Waterfall

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