What is the Fuji Shibazakura Festival? About 800,000 Shibazakura, or “moss phlox,” more than anywhere else in the Greater Tokyo region, bloom in an expansive site at the base of Mt. Fuji. It is a festival of flowers which gives color to Mt. Fuji through contrast with their gorgeous colors.
During the Fuji Shibazakura Festival, the Mt. Fuji Delicious Foods Festival will be held in the park’s restaurant and shop area, with stalls featuring delicious treats from different places around the mountain.
The Mt. Fuji Delicious Foods Festival will offer old favorites such as Fujinomiya yakisoba, Fuji-Yoshida udon, and Koshu chicken giblet stew, as well as other local specialties like Fujiyama sweet bean buns, shaped in a celebratory combination of Mt. Fuji and sea bream, and Fujizakura Pork Soup, made using Fujizakura pork from specially-bred pigs from Yamanashi, considered a rare breed.