Billed as the first “entertainment botanical garden” in Japan, Hana Biyori is housed within a 1,500-square-meter greenhouse, situated next-door to the amusement park. It’s a new type of flower park, offering various flower-related contents in collaboration between nature and the the latest digital technology including a projection mapping show and the first botanical garden Starbucks store.
Digital staging is themed on the “creation of an immersive space” through a fusion of various staging technologies. While revolving around projection mapping, it also incorporates sound and participatory features, realizing an immersive space.
Inside the massive greenhouse, there are flower chandeliers hanging, which are the biggest in Kanto area with over 300 flower pots. There is also a flower-bedded wall with 2m height and 20m length. Visitors can enjoy various colourful flowers in full bloom through the year and be surrounded by them in 360 degrees.
At the outdoor area including the Four Season Garden and the Sequoia Garden displaying over 17,000 seasonal flowers. In total, there are over 1,200 trees of 130 species in the park site including 100 cherry blossoms flourishing during spring.
Projection Mapping Show
The most notable content of HANA BIYORI is the projection mapping show with a combination of nature and the latest digital technology. The image created by digital art maximise the beauty of nature, and draws viewers into the virtual world.
Putting a new twist on the flower-viewing experience by turning off the lights, plunging the greenhouse into darkness. State-of-the-art projection mapping illuminates the flowers with vivid colors, and animated birds and petals dance across the walls and floor. This is the first permanent facility in Japan to combine living flowers and projection technology, so expect an experience unlike anything you’ve seen before.
Outside, you’ll find a Japanese garden featuring gates that once stood outside Kyoto’s Imperial Palace, as well as Buddhist statue designated as Important Cultural Properties.