50+ Amazing Words For Plants In Japanese

Plants in Japanese-ling-app-autumn leaves

Do you like to chase cherry blossoms in Japan like a ninja running after his enemy? But hey, don’t stop only at Sakura flowers because there are many more plants in Japanese gardens and forests waiting to blow your mind!

Springtime in Japan (March to May) is simply magical! It’s the perfect time to witness the breathtaking beauty of cherry blossoms in full bloom. No wonder it’s the most popular time to visit this fantastic country! The autumn season (September to November) is also famous as people love the stunning transformation of Japan’s leaf color from green to red. 

But, you know what? If you plan a trip to Japan, consider visiting during the summer (June to August). The lush greenery during this time is the perfect backdrop for enjoying Japan’s beautiful trees! In my opinion, summer in Japan is an absolute dream! Whether visiting in the early or late summer, you’ll be treated to the most vibrant and lush foliage you’ve ever seen.

So with all these considered, one thing is clear: Japan is seriously a plant lover’s paradise. You can feast your eyes on stunning plants all year round except for winter (December to February). How incredible is that? Now, imagine how amazing it would be if you could identify all the different species of plants in Japan! Are you ready to dive into some Japanese plant vocabulary with us? Let’s get started!

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How To Say Plants In Japanese

First things first! The Japanese term for “plant” is “植物” (shokubutsu). Also, check out some additional translations of common Japanese plant terms like flowers, garden, and more.

  • Plant – 植物 (shokubutsu)
  • Tree – 木 (ki)
  • Flower – 花 (hana)
  • Vegetable – 野菜 (yasai)
  • Garden – 庭 (niwa)
  • Park – 公園 (kouen)
  • Forest – 森 (more)

Have you ever wondered about the names of Japan’s most common trees and flowers? Keep scrolling down if you want to know more! 

What Plants Are Most Common In Japan?

Cherry trees are iconic in Japan. But there are many other stunning trees to explore in Japanese gardens, also sidewalks. You can enjoy the scenery at other times, too, not just during mid-spring when everyone goes for cherry blossoms.

Japanese Cedar – 杉 (Sugi)

Tall Japanese Cedar trees blend beautifully with the temples or pagodas in the mountains. It’s such a harmonious sight! So many Japanese cedars have been around for over 500 years; the longest can be over 1,000 years. The best part? You can especially enjoy Cedar’s beauty all year round!

Bonsai – 盆栽 (Bonsai)

The popular potted plant has been trained to grow in a remarkable artistic shape. Japanese people are really skilled at creating bonsai trees. They take different types of plants and turn them into unique works of art that can tug at your heartstrings.

Camellia Japonica/Japanese Camellia – 藪椿 (Yabu Tsubaki)

Camellia japonica are slow-growers that can live for hundreds of years! It’s not just something you enjoy for a short time, but it can bring you happiness for a long time. Also, their gorgeous white, pink, or red flowers usually bloom from late winter to early spring.

Japanese Wisteria – 野田藤 (Noda Fuji)

If you plan a trip to Tokyo, check out the Japanese Wisteria in Tochigi prefecture. It’s located in the northern Kanto region, and we highly recommend it. You will be amazed by these gorgeous flower climbers that grow over wooden stacks. They have a lovely range of purple tones, from light to deep purple.

There are more plants in Japan to explore. So, let’s check out the names of the beautiful plants of this amazing country together. Trust us, you won’t be leaf-ing disappointed.

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Vocabulary For Trees In Japanese

Japan has such amazing well-planting. We bet the soil there is great for growing them. Here, we’ve got a list of plants in Japanese that we can confirm Japan has such a rich nature!

Japanese CedarSugi 
Himalayan CedarヒマラヤスギHimaraya-sugi 
Hinoki CypressHinoki 
Sawara CypressSawara 
Japanese ZelkovaKeyaki 
Red pine赤松Akamatsu 
Black pine黒松Kuromatsu 
Trident Maple唐楓Tō kaede 
Japanese MapleイロハモミジIroha-Momiji 
Japanese Horse Chestnut栃の木Tochinoki 
Muku Tree椋の木Mukunoki 
Japanese Laurel青木Aoki 
Sasanqua Camellia山茶花Sazanka 
Japanese HornbeamクマシデKumashide 
Loose-Flowered HornbeamアカシデAkashide 
East Asian HornbeamイヌシデInushide 
Itajii chinkapinスダジイSudajii 
Japanese HackberryEnoki 
Japanese Judas TreeKatsura 
Common Flowering Quince木瓜Boke 
Camphor TreeKusunoki 
Harlequin Glorybower臭木Kusagi 
Wedding Cake Tree水木Mizuki 
Japanese Dogwood山法師Yamaboshi 
Spike Winter Hazel土佐水木Tosamizuki 
Isu TreeIsunoki 
Gingko Tree銀杏Icho 
Japanese Witch Hazel満作Mansaku 
Cotton RoseフヨウFutou 
Japanese Star AniseShikimi 
Japanese Marigold Bush山吹Yamabuki 
Crape Myrtle百日紅Saru-suberi 
Japanese Stone Oak馬刀葉椎Matebashii 
Northern Japanese MagnoliaコブシKobushi 
Japanese MahoniaヒイラギナンテンHiragi-nanten 
Japanese Emperor OakKashiwa 
Japanese Pagoda TreeエンジュEnju 
Japanese snowbellエゴノキEgonoki 
Plants in Japanese-ling-app-camellia

Vocabulary For Flowers In Japanese

You’ve checked out the complete list of Japanese trees! Finally, it’s time to wake up early and appreciate some beautiful Japanese flowers. Whether you prefer partial shade or full sun, there’s sure to be a stunning display waiting for you.

Check out below for common words for flowers you love!

Cherry tree/Cherry blossomSakura 
Camellia Japonica/Japanese Camellia藪椿Yabu Tsubaki 
Japanese Wisteria野田藤Noda Fuji 
Oshima Cherry大島桜Ooshima-zakura 
Rapeseed flowers菜の花Nanohana 
Japanese Iris花菖蒲Hanashobu 

In Summary

Japan looks like an ideal place to unwind and soak up positive vibes! The lush greenery and vibrant flowers must be so refreshing and uplifting. Whether you’re into organic gardening or not, you’re bound to fall in love with the plants in Japan!

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