Japan: Nokonoshima Island, aka Flowersplosion Island

I took a short ferry ride to Nokonoshima Island from Fukuoka after visiting the shrines. I didn’t quite know what to expect–my friend mentioned flowers–so when I stepped through the gates and saw a huge garden of carefully manicured fields of flowers and trees, I was blown away.

This may be the most naturally colorful place in the world, assuming they don’t put some sort of chemical in the water to make the flowers look like this, which seems totally possible to me: