Because the sea is calm, the bay is numerous, so left a lot of precious flowers and plants.
Led by the flowers of sasebo city “Lilium speciosum”, it is said that only grows in 4 places in Japan “Mucuna sempervirens” and the gem of the sea “Zostera marina”.
The flowers add a tranquil tinge to the green of the island.


late March to early April

Yamazakura is a well-known representative of wild sakura in Japan. In the spring,Leaves and flowers open simultaneously. Smell the morning sun of Kujukushima and the setting sun This is a difficult panorama. When the fruit ripens You can see the gathering of chichi and pecking.

Amelanchier asiatica

From early to mid of April

A white flower, like a piece of torn paper, is attached to the tip of the branch. In autumn, purple-black fruits ripen. The origin of the name was written in Kanji as a shaking tree, and the flower blooming was compared to the arrangement. The sea breeze of Kujukushima seems to welcome sea sightseeing.

Rhododendron nudipes

From early to mid of April

It is a representative flower of Kujukushima spring. Seen everywhere on the island, its vivid reddish purple shines in the fresh greenery of the islands, impressing the viewer. The variant name has the meaning "Nagasakianum".

Japanese Flowering Ash

From early to mid of April

Densely cluster small white flowers on the tip of the branch. "Aodamo" is derived from the fact that the water turns blue when the branches are cut and immersed in water. Plant scarf! The sea blue of Kujukushima is due to Malva Odamo? ? The trunk is used as a baseball "bat".

Mucuna sempervirens

Mid April to early May

A strain that is considered to be the only indigenous land in Japan grows on Tokoi Island. The flowers bud out of the trunk and bloom. It has the characteristic of blooming in slightly dark places without flowers in bright places. The size of the flower is about 7 cm, and it is a dark purple color reminiscent of a grape peak, with 3 to 20 flowers in a bunch and emits a unique fragrance.

Zostera marina

Mid April to early May

It is a seaweed that grows in the sea. Unlike seaweed such as kelp, it is written as "sea grass". The eelgrass grounds, where many eelgrass grow natively, are said to be the cradle of the sea and are an important place for fry. Another name is Ryugunootohimenomotoyukinokihizushi, which has the longest plant name in Japan.


Late June to August

An evergreen perennial that grows on the coast. The flower opens in the middle of the night, when it smells the most. The origin of the Japanese name is "Hamamannensei" because the evergreen leaves resemble Omoto. It is also known as "Hamayu", using white scales as white cotton. A large white flower is attached to the tip of a thick stem, and it is a representative of Kujukushima flower that makes you feel summer.

Dianthus japonicus

June to October

During the flowering season, many red purple flowers bloom. The appearance of swarming and blooming on the beach is very vivid. The leaves are glossy and thick, the lower part of the stem is woody, and it is a plant resistant to harsh coastal conditions. It is also known as phlegm, because it blooms from summer to autumn.

Hibiscus hamabo

July to August

It grows on warm coasts and has yellow flowers like hibiscus, but the bright yellow color lasts only one day and will wither the next day. In Nagasaki Prefecture, it is designated as a semi-endangered species.

Lilium speciosum

July to August

It grows everywhere on the island's rocky fields and has red spotted flowers on a white background. It has been cultivated since ancient times, and horticultural species such as Casablanca have been created. In April 2002, it became a flower of Sasebo City. It has been designated as an endangered species due to its limited habitat.

Limonium tetragonum

August to September

A two-year grass growing on the coast. At high tide, it grows in the seawater, but does not wither unlike other plants. The name "Limonium tetragonum" was given in the meaning of the sage growing on the beach, because the shape of the leaves is similar to the sagi used for meals.

Farfugium japonicum

October to November

A perennial plant that grows on coastal cliffs and rocks, and can be found everywhere on the island. Large bright green leaves can be seen throughout the year, and bloom at the flowering season. There are many horticultural species, and young stems can be boiled and eaten.

Camellia japonica

January to April

A beautiful flower that shines red flowers on dark green leaves. It is an important source of nutrients for bulbuls and white-eared buzzards during winter when there are few flowers. Another name, "Katashi no Natsu", seems to have been compared to the firmness of religion of Hidden Christians because of its firmness.