Instagrammable Nada Kuroiwa Narcissus Park Reopened!

Nada Kuroiwa Narcissus Park in Minami Awaji City, Awaji Island, is a popular spot for tourists as it is full of daffodils (scientific name: Narcissus) in full bloom. Since it reopened in December 2023, we would like to introduce the newly reopened Nada Kuroiwa Narcissus Park.

Nada Kuroiwa Narcissus Park, a Scenic Spot in the Southern Part of Awaji Island

Nada Kuroiwa Narcissus Park is said to be one of the three largest daffodil colonies in Japan, with as many as 5 million daffodils blooming over an area of about 7 hectares. It is said that the daffodils were first planted in the mountains during the Edo period (1603-1867) by local fishermen after the bulbs were washed ashore.

In a rich natural environment surrounded by mountains and the sea, the sweet and gentle fragrance of daffodils wafts through the air. The garden paths have been newly developed and safety has been improved. As you walk up the stairs, you can see the daffodils spreading all over the area and the spectacular view of the ocean. In the back, you can see Nushima Island, which is known as The Birthplace of Japan. The stairs are easy to walk, but the slope is quite steep, so it is recommended to wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes such as athletic shoes. It takes about 20 to 30 minutes to walk around the park.

Many people visit Nada Kuroiwa Narcissus Park in the morning, but we recommend it in the evening when you can see a beautiful and fantastic sunset on the ocean side. Even though it was a weekday, there were many tourists of a wide age range.

The concrete-based building will be used as a new landmark for the community, a center of exchange where the local people can connect with each other. On the rooftop, there is an observation deck where visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the ocean, from which they can enjoy a magnificent and leisurely flow of time.

On the second floor, there is a café and an eat-in space that can be used as a rest area after touring the park. There are snacks, soft drinks, local products, and other souvenirs available for purchase.

Free parking is available for 150 cars.

Best Time to Visit

At Nada Kuroiwa Narcissus Park, pretty white daffodils are in full bloom from the end of the year until mid-February. The best time to view the daffodils is usually from mid-January to early February. The blooming status is updated on the website, so it is recommended to check the status before visiting the park.