The Town of Sera, located just northeast of the approximate center of Hiroshima Prefecture, has many flower parks for sightseers scattered throughout the town.
Every spring, "Kamu no Sato Rokutan" is blanketed in phlox subulata that cover a wide expanse of land in a rich tapestry of white, red, purple and pink flowers, many of which have been arranged to form eye-catching flower art patterns and pictures.
"Sera Kouzan Fureai no Sato" has a road lined with weeping cherry blossom trees, attracting many visitors who come to enjoy a special view that can only be seen during spring. Mid-May is the time for wisterias, when drooping clusters of light-purple flowers are at their most beautiful. "Sera Fuji En (Wisteria Park)" is home to around 1,200 wisteria trees that, when in full bloom, come to life with such resplendence that one can easily imagine looking upon beautiful women clad in gorgeous kimonos. "Sera Kogen Farm" is popular for both its Tulip Festival in spring and its Sunflower Festival in summer.
Both the multicolored rows of various types of tulips and the large blooming sunflowers that fill the farm far and wide are truly sights to behold. As its name suggests, "Kozan Lavender Hill" is covered with expansive fields of lavenders whose purple flowers fill the early summer air of the surrounding area with a fragrant scent. Transforming into cosmos fields in fall, the hill provides an entirely different demeanor for visitors to enjoy. "Sera Yuri En (Lily Garden)" hosts Lily Festivals in both summer and fall, when the prim lilies are in bloom in their full glory. Sera--a town where one can enjoy flowers from spring through fall. By all means, pay a visit to Sera and come away with fond memories of the sweet scent of flowers.