The attractions at Hana-Biyori are a little different from your standard amusement park rollercoasters and Ferris wheels, but that doesn't make the area any less fun. Spectacularly flashy digital art shows take advantage of projection mapping technology to create new spaces, and flowers of all shapes, sizes, and colors decorate Hana-Biyori inside and out.
4015-1 Yanokuchi, Inagi, Tokyo
Hours: 9:30 - 17:00
(Hours subject to change, check here for details and closure dates.)
Access: Free Shuttle Bus from Keio Yomiuri-land Station
Admission: Adults 1,200 yen / Children 600 yen
(Discounted Hana-Biyori tickets available with the purchase of a Yomiuriland Amusement Park ticket.)
Official Website (en)
② A Digital Art Show Combining Real Flowers and Projection Mapping TechnologyIf you're exploring the Hana-Biyori Hall and you see a screen start to cover the glass ceiling and block out the sunlight, don't worry, that just means a Hana-Biyori projection mapping show is about to begin! A curtain lowers in the middle of the hall, creating an enclosed show space with a three-sided projection screen 60m (almost 200ft) long. With the lights dimmed, the projection mapping begins, creating an immersive world of flowers making full use of the screens, the floor, the floral chandelier, and the flower structures dotting the new "stage."
The show happens four times a day every weekday, and six times a day on weekends and holidays, and show times change from season to season. No additional tickets are necessary—you can just check the day's schedule and make your way to Hana-Biyori Hall before the show begins.
Digital Art Show
Weekday Schedule: 10:30, 12:30, 14:30, 16:30, 18:00*, 19:30*
Weekend Schedule: 10:00, 11:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:30*, 18:30*, 19:30*
＊Nighttime shows only from March 27th to April 5th.
③ Japan's First Botanical Garden StarbucksBefore its opening, Hana-Biyori drew a lot of attention thanks to the plan to include a Starbucks coffee shop inside the flower-focused facility. Japan is already known for being the home of some of the world's most amazing Starbucks locations, including the "Reserve Roastery" in Nakameguro, Tokyo, one with impressive Kengo Kuma architecture next to Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine in Fukuoka, and one built inside a traditional Kyoto building near Kiyomizudera Temple. Now that it's open for business, the Hana-Biyori Starbucks is clearly joining the ranks as one of Japan's most visually appealing and fun-to-visit locations.The Starbucks takes up a large chunk of Hana-Biyori Hall, facing the glass wall on one end of the building. A portion of the seating is handmade by local artisans, using timber from typhoon-damaged trees once growing on Yomiuriland facilities. Each chair and table was made as a unique piece, taking into account the natural shapes of the wood and utilizing them to create furniture that's both attractive and functional. Take a seat in one of the handmade chairs and you can look out onto a colorful garden area full of flowers so colorful they're almost neon.
Hours: 9:30 - 17:00
Official Page (en)
④ Otter Feeding Experiences
Schedule: 11:30, 13:30, 15:30
Location: "Otter Biyori" Otter Enclosure
※ Suspended at time of publication in line with COVID-19 infection prevention policies.
⑤ Gardens Full of Japanese Cultural Properties, Fall Leaves, and Spider LiliesHana-Biyori isn't limited to the main building; the grounds contain a variety of areas featuring different themes, including some perfect for the Japanese tradition of "koyo" (紅葉/fall foliage viewing), and some with traditional Japanese architecture. One part is called the Sacred Forest, so named because of the collection of historic buildings within, some of which have been designated official Important Cultural Properties of Japan.A pagoda holding relics of Buddha and historic statues of Myoken Bodhisattva and Sacred Avalokitesvara are just some of the pieces of Japanese history hidden among the gardens, and springing up around these structures every autumn are more than 2,000 red spider lilies.
⑥ Okinawa-Style Tropical FishtanksSeparating the Starbucks from the rest of Hana-Biyori Hall is a bank of saltwater fishtanks. The colorful tropical fish really compliment the hanging flowers, all uniquely colorful living gems. While we can all enjoy the gorgeous flowers found in every direction at Hana-Biyori, younger visitors are bound to choose a Starbucks table seated up against the aquariums.
For an even more one-of-a-kind souvenir, Hana-Biyori also sets up flower and plant-related workshops every day, like flower arrangement or moss terrariums. (Details on the official website here.)