Tokyo's Best Azalea Festival

Ome's Shiofune Kannon Temple

By Sandra Isaka    - 1 min read

Perched on the top of a hill, overlooking a 'bowl' filled with azalea bushes, is an impressive Kannon, or Goddess of Mercy. The area that she stands watch over belongs to a temple bearing her name, Shiofune Kannon-ji, in Ome City, Tokyo. From the middle of April through early May, a festival held at this 1300 year old temple showcases 20,000 azaleas in full bloom.

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Sandra Isaka

Sandra Isaka @sandra.isaka

As an intercultural consultant & Japan travel specialist with 20+ years in Japan, I love sharing my favorite places with others.