If you like nature, flowers and the sea, then you’re at the right place in Maishima.
Maishima, is an artificial island located in Osaka Bay. It’s known as one of the best outdoor spots of Osaka and it’s easily accessible from Osaka City. It takes you about 40 minutes by public transportation from Osaka City to get here.
The lily garden is showcased here in Maishima from may 27 till July 5.
About 50 kinds and over 2,500,000 beautiful lilies color that large garden.
They come in a rich variety and color. Pink, Yellow, Orange. Each has a unique beauty!
As this garden faces the sea, you can enjoy a breathtaking sea view when strolling the garden.
The lilies bloom toward the sea.
The shining sea reflects sun rays
The spread far blue sky white clouds like heart breaks into sunshine
These views are picturesque and beyond description.
Unfortunately, the lilies weren’t in full bloom that day. Nevertheless, some lilies which are already in bloom were showing us their presence proudly.
Even if your heart is clouded, this divine beauty would remove the cloud from your heart, and feels it with brightness, trust me!!
You can see the lily garden from the sky riding on a balloon or a helicopter.
I didn’t try it this time, but I saw many helicopters flying in the sky.
The view from the sky will leave your heart different impression.
But it’s also interesting to see a helicopter on the ground.
There is a shop inside the garden. We can buy a light meal and eat here. I bought a soft cream of lily and ate here gazing at the sky. The helicopter passed many times while I was eating. It’s a true relaxing time!
Some lily-related stuffs were sold as well such as the tea of tea, the snack of lily.
As it’s specialty here, It’s good for a souvenir.
After the lily garden, I went to the Hydrangea exhibition. It’s held in the garden of the Hotel lodge next to the lily garden at the same time.
The entrance fee is free!
Here, not only Hydrangea, but also many seasonal flowers were in full bloom.
The garden is larger than I expected and there is a park, pond and
lots of trees are planted inside.
There is a grassy place here as well.
I took a nap for a while here on the grass seeing trees shinning and sea before me.
I had a beautiful time here in Maishima. The nature and sea view and beautiful flowers recharged my soul and brought me peace.
How about you try spending a day here in Maishima.