Hakusan Shrine Hydrangea Festival

Enjoy hydrangeas in various shades at this Tokyo shrine

Jun 7th
Jun 21st
Venue: Hakusan Shrine, Tokyo When: Jun 7th - Jun 21st 2021

Each year in June, Tokyo's Hakusan Shrine is home to an impressive ajisai (hydrangea) festival, where around 3000 blooms in various shades of purple and blue decorate the shrine and the neighboring Hakusan Park. Hydrangeas are one of the highlights of the rainy season in Japan, and they add a welcome dose of color to this time of year.

Do note that the festival dates are subject to change depending on when the hydrangeas are blooming - as a rough indication, previous years have been around the second and third weeks of June. It's wise to check the official Bunkyo municipal website before attending to ensure the flowers will be at their best.

Admission to the event is free of charge.

Getting there

Hakusan Shrine is located just two minutes on foot from Hakusan Station, served by the Toei Mita Line, or seven minutes from Honkomagome Station on the Tokyo Metro Namboku Line.

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Kim @kim.b

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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