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
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.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.
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
Access: 5 min walk from the Asakusa Station on the Asakusa Line
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
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
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
Access: 19 min walk from Takahatafudō Station on the Keio Line
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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