Early - Late

Hydrangeas at Mikaeri Falls

Karatsu’s ajisai wonderland

By Tristan Scholze    - 1 min read
Venue: Mikaeri Falls When: Early - Late Jun 2022

The rainy season comes to Japan every June, bringing a month of wet to most of the country. This is a blessing to not just the nation’s crops and the people they feed, but also to the flora and fauna that need it.

If you’re traveling during this season, one particularly striking highlight—even on rainy days—is the water-loving hydrangea blooms. Mikaeri Falls watches over a lush valley covered in flower gardens that run downstream to the parking area. Bring your poncho and something to keep your camera dry for the 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!

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Tristan Scholze Author 6 years ago
The 2015 festival runs from 6/6 to 6/28.
Tristan Scholze Author 7 years ago
The Hydrangea Festival has just stated this weekend! Enjoy! And thank you.
James Forest 7 years ago
Beautiful pictures.
Daniel Yoder 7 years ago
Nice! I've been wanting to see some waterfalls of late. Maybe I'll head out there sometime this month.
Tristan Scholze Author 7 years ago
Video of the falls and festival now available: http://youtu.be/8UnnpqdlfRM

If you read Japanese, here's the Hydrangea Festival website: http://ouchi.fhl.ne.jp
For 2014, the festival is on from June 7-29.