Celebrate Tonami City’s 60th anniversary of the sister-city relationship with Lisse, The Netherlands! This year’s tulip fair in the neighboring prefecture of Tonami will feature 1 million tulips in 500 varieties; flower displays incude water displays and Dutch-style displays. There’s a variety of hands-on activities, performances, and events, so head down to Tonami during Golden Week to check it out!
Friday, April 22 – Thursday, 5 May (includes Golden Week holidays)
8:30 – 17:30 (last entry at 17:00)
4/23 (Sat.): Chiba Hana concert (13:00~)
4/26 (Tues): Sawamura Ikki concert (13:00~)
5/2 (Mon): Tulip Concert: with acapella group Q.T. Honey (13:00, 14:30)
5/3 (Tues): Tulip Choral Festival with HoneyGrace (10:00, 13:00)
Adults: 900 yen; Children: 200 yen; Senior citizens (65+): 700 yen
Available at Ticket Pia (P-code: 987-073), Circle K, Sunkus, 7-11, Lawson, Poplar, and Family Mart (starting 2/1)
Adults: 1000 yen; Children: 300 yen; Senior citizens (65+): 800 yen (children who are not yet in elementary school are free). Children are free on Children’s Day (5/5)
Parking available: cars: 400 yen; microbus: 1000 yen; bus: 2000 yen
Free shuttle bus available from Tonami Station (砺波駅) to the site.
From Kanazawa, take the JR Hokuriku Line (JR北陸戦) bound for Takaoka/Toyama (高岡・富山). At Takaoka, transfer to the Johana line (城端線) bound for Johana (城端) to Tonami Station (砺波駅); 15 min walk. This route can include a ride on the express train like the Thunderbird (サンダーバード) (2190 yen, 50 minutes) or a local (950 yen, 1.5 hours); both transfer at Takaoka.
A cheaper, faster option is to take the Kanazawa-Takaoka direct bus bound for Shokugyou anteisho mae (職業安定所前行) from Kanazawa Ekimae (金沢駅前) to Tonami Eki Minami (砺波駅南). 650 yen; 50 minutes. Times are available on Jorudan’s Japanese site or here.
More information: Contact the Tonami City Botanical Society (砺波市花と緑の財団) at (0763)33-7716