Ikoma Plateau Cosmos Festival
Date(s) - 16/09/2017 - 22/10/2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ikoma Plateau, Kobayashi-shi, Miyazaki Prefecture
The Ikoma Plateau Cosmos Festival is held annualy for over a month starting in late September at Ikoma Plateau in Kobayashi, Miyazaki. It is famous for the cosmos that bloom there in autumn with 17 species and millions of cosmos.
During the Ikoma Plateau Cosmos Festival there will be stands selling local produce and crafts as well as foods from various regions in Japan at the food stalls setup for the festival. On certain nights, the Festival stays open longer into the night and the cosmos fields are illuminated with live music performances and fireworks.
At an elevation of 540 m (1,770 ft), the plateau offers a view of the city from its magnificent flower garden with the Kirishima Mountain Range at its back. October is Cosmos season while April-May feature Icelandic poppies.
Directons: It is 20 minutes by bus from Kobayashi Station and five minutes by car from Miyazaki Expressway Kobayashi IC