Another brand new facility, Hana-Biyori opened up next to Yomiuriland
amusement park just this spring, a modern botanical garden full of cherry blossoms, traditional Japanese buildings, fun photo spots, and even a digital projection mapping show based around the flowers. One of the things that brought Hana-Biyori quite a bit of attention at its grand opening, however, was the very first botanical garden Starbucks in Japan. Housed in a greenhouse-style building with sun shining in through skylights in the roof, and an amazing view of the surrounding botanical paradise both outside and indoors, it's an obvious destination for anyone who loves flowers, coffee, or both. Baskets overflowing with colorful blossoms hang overhead, wide aquariums full of tropical fish surround the seating area, and through the window you can check out a rainbow of colorful snapdragons in the spring
, and a field of calming lavender in the summer
. With the gardens and amusement park all there in one place, we'd definitely recommend this one for a half- or full-day trip.