This festival in 2021 is canceled, but visitors are allowed to walk around the gardens for viewing.
This plum festival takes place near Mt Takao, known as the most popular hiking spot in Tokyo. In the 4.5km-long surrounding area, there are 10,000 plum trees along the riverside, walking paths in plum forests and the private gardens.
Plum Village Festival at Takao
March 14th(Sat) and 15th(Sun) 2020
Location: Takao in Hachioji City Tokyo
The area includes seven Plum Forests (=Bairin 梅林); Yuhodo Bairin, Sekisho Bairin, Tenjin Bairin, Arai Bairin, Yunohana Bairin, Kinositazawa Bairin, and Kobotoke Bairin. During the festival, a tea ceremony and traditional music will be performed at Sekisho Bairin 関所梅林. Also, Kinoshitazawa Bairin is open to the public only during the festival so that visitors can enjoy strolling and viewing lovely plum flowers.
Hachioji City Official Web page
Sekisho Bairin Plum Forest
From JR Takao Station (North Exit) take a bus bound for Kobotoke, and get off at the bus stop “Komagino 駒木野” for Sekisho Bairin Plum Forest 関所梅林.
Yuhodo Bairin Plum Forest
Yuhodo Bairin Plum Forest 遊歩道梅林 is about 15-min walk away from JR Takao station or 10-min walk away from Takaosanguchi Station on the Keio railway. 京王線 高尾山口駅