Below Mikaeri Falls

Hydrangea Festival sights along the walk to the falls

By Tristan Scholze    - 1 min read

One of the few festivals that takes place in Japan during June is the Ajisai Matsuri (Hydrangea Festival). If you’re on your way to see the sights here (video) and make the most of the rainy season, you can take the shuttle bus (fare is included with admission) or hike a kilometer up to the falls. There are several gardens along the riverbank and a few shops and restaurants. You can walk along the road or follow a path next to the river among the flowers. The following photographs are some of the sights you might see along the way.

見帰りの滝—mikaeri no taki—Mikaeri Waterfall
アジサイ(紫陽花)—ajisai—hydrangea
あじさいまつり—ajisai matsuri—Hydrangea Festival

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Tristan Scholze

Tristan Scholze @tristan.scholze

I'm also known as Faer Out. I love learning about people and nature. I've traveled around the world and throughout Japan, and I hope to continue seeing and experiencing the wonder of this planet as long as I live.Based in Japan for nearly two decades, I'm the Regional Partner here for Fukuoka and Saga Prefectures. In addition to my work at JapanTravel, I have a language school called Rainbow Bridges English Academy in Fukuoka and am very interested in teaching, languages, communication, and photography, among other things. Recently, I've been a guest host on NHK World's J-Trip Plan for Caving Adventures in Western Japan as well as Exploration for Black Gold.I love heading downtown to meet up with friends for a night out as well as being able to hop on my motorcycle and be riding through forest-covered mountains or to sandy beaches in 20 minutes. This area is very photogenic and even after years of exploration, there are still plenty of places to discover each weekend! My photographs are available for purchase on iStock, Shutterstock, and Dreamstime or by contacting me.Please contact me if you have any questions about travel in Japan. I'd also be grateful for any follows on social media!