Mifuneyama Rakuen is an expansive park at approximately 500,000 square meters, and this festival is held there in spring, the most beautiful time of year. In spring, the cherry blossoms are just the start. This park offers a variety of flowers to enjoy. Especially essential are the azaleas that are at their peak beginning in the middle of April. Behind Mifuneyama, 20,000 azalea bushes cover the foothills of the mountains. One of the biggest nighttime cherry blossom events in Kyushu is held here from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., from March 30 to April 7. The green of evergreens against the bare rock of Mifuneyama and the illusory symmetry created by the cherry blossoms and the landscape reflected in the surface of the pond is really something to see.