Hydrangea Season at Nogoji Temple

Around 8000 hydrangeas from 50 species in bloom

Jun 1st
Jun 30th
Venue: Nogoji Temple, Saitama When: Jun 1st - Jun 30th 2021, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Each year during the month of June, Saitama's Nogoji Temple is home to an impressive rainy season sight - around 8000 hydrangeas from 50 species add some extra beauty to the grounds and draw visitors from around the country. One of the popular photo spots at the temple is the bell tower surrounded by the colorful blooms.

Typically, admission to the temple is free, but during the hydrangea season there is a charge of 300 yen.

Getting there

For those visiting the temple via public transport, head to Kagohara Station on the JR Takasaki Line. From there, look for the station's north exit, and take the Kumagaya City's Yuyu Bus (there are various city buses - take the one named "Glider Wagon") for 30 minutes.

If you opt to drive, the temple is around 17 kilometers from the Hanazono Interchange on the Kan-Etsu Expressway, or around 21 kilometers from the Isesaki Interchange on the Kita-Kanto Expressway.

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I'm an expat who has lived abroad for almost a decade, including 7 years in Japan. I've also visited 44 of 47 prefectures and hope to get to the last three someday! I'm particularly fond of exploring off the beaten path destinations, gardens, and tea houses, and have a real interest in Japan's growing vegan scene.

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Lynda Hogan a month ago
Unfortunately the temple is closed to the public this year :-( They will close from May 29th to July 4th to deter people coming to see the stunning hydrangea. Roll on 2022!!
Elena Lisina 4 months ago
8000 - amazing!!! I wonder if it's possible to catch both tsutsuji and ajisai in some period of time, maybe in late May?
Elena Lisina 4 months ago
I see, thank you.