Tokyo Hydrangea

Best Tokyo Hydrangea Viewing Spots – June 2021

We love Hydrangea so here are the Best Tokyo hydrangea viewing spots. Our 2021 hydrangea list is shorter than normal due to COVID but we have confirmed these locations are open! June is the peak hydrangea season and also the rainy season, Tsuyu, in Japan. Grab your umbrella and visit a few of our favorite spots where you can admire hydrangeas in Tokyo, Hakone, and Kamakura.

June usually is the month of rain and Tsuyu (梅雨), however, it seems to have started early this year.  Hydrangeas, or Ajisai (あじさい) in Japanese love rain as do snails. If you find a snail on an Ajisai it is a sign of good luck. June is also great month to view Irises, so please checkout our recommenced list of top Tokyo Iris parks. 

Tokyo Hydrangea Locations 

1. Asukayama Park (飛鳥山公園), Kita-ku, Tokyo

We love Asukayama Park for the kids’ water play area, great playground, and flowers. The Park which is 280 years old has over 650 started off as a place for the people in the Edo period to have enjoyable outings. 280 years later, with 650 sakura, 15,000 azaleas, and 1300 hydrangeas, this park still entertains people to this day.

Address: 1-chome, Ouji, Kita-ku, Tokyo (google map)
Hours: open 24 hours
Admission: free
Access: 4 min walk from Oji-station on the Namboku Line
Website

2. Hakusan Jinja (白山神社), Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo

Hakusan Jinja is a cute little jinja in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo which usually holds one of our favorite festivals. This year, no festival, but you can still visit, play with your kids in the small playground and walk the paths of Ajisai. The over 3,000 hydrangeas are a sea of vibrant blues and pinks. A great location in central Tokyo for family photos.

Address: 5-31-26 Hakusan, Bunkyou-ku, Tokyo (google map)
Hours: 10:00~16:00, closed Tuesday
Admission: free
Access: 2 min walk from Hakusan Station on the Mita Line
Website

3. Sumida Park (隅田公園), Taito-ku, Tokyo

Stroll the 2 km “Ajisai Road” along the  Sumida River. It is a lovely walk where you can view the 6,000 hydrangea plants, the river, and the Tokyo Sky Tree.

Address: 7-1 Asakusa, Taitou-ku, Tokyo (google map)
Hours: open 24 hours
Admission: free
Access: 5 min walk from the Asakusa Station on the Asakusa Line
Website

4. Ueno Onshi Park (上野恩賜公園), Ueno, Tokyo

Ueno Park is 530,000 square meters and has thousands of hydrangea to view. Unfortuantely the zoo and many of the museums are closed presently but you can still have fun wandering around the park viewing hydrangeas in June!

5. Ukima Park (浮間公園)、Itabashi-ku, Tokyo

Ukima Park is not very well know or visited but it is worth a trip. The park’s central focus is the Ukima Lake and all of the flowers planted around it. . There are hundreds of hydrangea plants and a lovely play area for kids. There are ducks in the lake that love bread crumbs (bring a bag for fun).

Address: 2-chome, Funado, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo (google map)
Access: 2 min walk from Ukimafunado Station on the Saikyo Line

6. Showa Kinen Park, Tachikawa, Tokyo 

Showa is an amazing park where you can spend the entire day viewing flowers, biking and playing at the huge playgrounds. Pack an obento and have a great trip. In June Showa Kinen park has a beautiful selection of Hydrangea and Irises.

Address: Midoricho 3173, Tachikawa-shi, Tokyo 国営昭和記念公園 (〒190-0014 東京都立川市緑町3173) 
Telephone: 042- 524-1516 (Japanese language only)
Hours: March 1 – October 31: 9:30 – 17:00; November 1 – February end: 9:30 – 16:30
Website: http://www.showakinen-koen.jp/guide-english/schedule-english/ 
Cost to enter park: Adults (15 – 64) 450 JPY,  seniors (65+) 210 JPY, JHS and under FREE
Access: 2 min walk from Nishi Tachikawa Station, 14 min walk from Tachikawa station. I recommend you take eh Chuo Line from Shinjuku directly to Nishi Tachikawa station which is a good spot to get a rental bike. There is a also a large parking lot at the Nishi Tachikawa park side (near the station). Cost to park is 820 JPY for the day.

7. Takahata Fudo-son Temple, Hino, Tokyo

Hino in western Tokyo is one of the three largest Acala (Fudo) temples in the Kanto region. It is also an amazing temple to see hydrangea in Tokyo with over 8,o000 hydrangeas across 150 varieties. The temple also hosts a great shrine sale a few times a month.

Address:733 Takahata, Hino, Tokyo 191-0031 (google map)
Hours: Open 24 hours
Website: https://www.takahatafudoson.or.jp/
Admission: free
Access: 19 min walk from Takahatafudō Station on the Keio Line
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/takahatafudouson.kongoji/

8. Asakusa Chokokuji Ajisai Festival 2021

This lovely temple founded in 1630 will hold an Ajisai festival this year where you can buy ajisai and also enjoy team and cucumber soup. June 19 (Sat)  12:00-19:00 – June 20 (Sun) 10:00-17:00 (Rainy Weather Holding)
Address: 3-19-6 Senzo, Taito, Tokyo
Hours: open 24 hours
Access: 10 min walk from Iriya Station or Minowa Station (Hibiya line)
Website: Asakusa Chokokuji

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