Japanese daffodils are seen at their peak on Jan. 22, 2019, at "Nadakuroiwa Suisenkyo" park in the city of Minamiawaji in the western Japan prefecture of Hyogo. About 5 million daffodils grow in the wild at the park over approximately 7 hectares on a steep hill near the ocean. The small flowers give off a sweet scent. Assistant manager Setsuo Okujo, 62, explained that the scenery "can be enjoyed until mid-February," although the flowers for this season suffered extreme heat and damage from seawater due to typhoons last year. The park is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The admission fee is 500 yen for those at least of high school age and 300 yen for elementary and junior high school students. For inquiries, please call Nadakuroiwa Suisenkyo on 0799-56-0720 in Japanese.
(Japanese original by Maiko Umeda, Osaka Photo Department)