Hydrangeas are a highlight of the rainy season in Japan, and the warm, humid conditions are just right for the flowers to thrive. You can enjoy them at various locations across the country, including the Todaiji Betsuin Amidaji Temple in Yamaguchi Prefecture. Around 4000 of the flowers in 80 species adorn the temple grounds, and when they're at their best an annual festival takes place.
While admission to the temple is normally free, there is a small fee of 200 yen for adults during the hydrangea blooming season. Visitors who are junior high school aged and below receive free admission.