“Katakuri”- dog’s tooth violet

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Japan’s biggest park of dog’s tooth violet
In chestnut park of Nishiki town, there is Japan’s biggest and highest density of  dog tooth violet park.  In spring, yellow boots flowers will bloom, and you can see other mountain plants too.  “Katakuri”  is perennial herb of Liliaceaeis, and it’s called “Katakko” or “Katanko” in the area.  The park is as big as 20-hectare, which is 4.2 timse the size of Tokyo dome.  The reason for the plant growing in colonies of such extremely high density is because the area gets a lot of sunshine by pruning of chestnut trees, and good cultivation management.   For the plant to bloom flowers, it takes as long as 8 years, and the seeds are moved by ants.  The park will be open from the middle of April until the beginning of May.

Address
Yatsu-249-1 Nishikichō Koyamada, Senboku city, Akita prefecture
Number of car spaces
Standard car- 50, Large car-10
Parking Fee
free
Entrance fee
Adult (high school or above) 300 yen Group discount(20 or more)200 for one person
URL
http://www.city.semboku.akita.jp/sightseeing/spot/06_katakuri.html
Mail
info@con-akita.com
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