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Hydrangea in Tokyo: 21 Best Spots + Hidden Gems for Ajisai

Are you wondering where to see Hydrangea in Tokyo? Are you in Tokyo during the rainy season and ready for some gorgeous flowers to add to the gloomy days? Here are 21 incredible places not to miss!

The hydrangea is a flower that represents the rainy season. You can see beautifully blooming hydrangeas in parks, gardens, and temples in Tokyo. The delicate colours of hydrangeas look beautiful on cloudy or rainy days, making the rainy season the perfect time to visit hydrangeas!

1. Shinjuku Gyoen (Shinjuku-ku)

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A garden with approximately 230 beautifully blooming hydrangeas!

Shinjuku Gyoen, which straddles the Shinjuku and Shibuya wards of Tokyo, is a Western garden where seasonal flowers bloom. Within the park, there is a Japanese garden, cafes, and historical buildings to enjoy a stroll. Around June, about 230 hydrangeas bloom beautifully and brighten the garden. You can see many different varieties of hydrangeas, such as Hydrangea macrophylla, Hydrangea macrophylla, and Annabelle hydrangea.

Best time to visit: June

2. Hakusan Shrine (Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)

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A shrine with a history of approximately 1,000 years, where you can see hydrangeas!

Hakusan Shrine, located in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, is a historic shrine founded more than 1,000 years ago. The “Bunkyo Hydrangea Festival” is usually held in early June, when the hydrangeas are at their best. The shrine is well-known to many tourists as a famous hydrangea viewing spot, with approximately 3,000 hydrangea plants decorating the shrine grounds. Enjoy strolling in the precincts of the temple surrounded by hydrangeas.

Best time to visit: Early June

3. Hamarikyu Gardens (Chuo Ward, Tokyo)

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Rare varieties of hydrangea bloom in this elegant garden!

Hamarikyu Gardens is a metropolitan garden located in Chuo Ward, Tokyo. The garden has a pond surrounded by trees and a teahouse where visitors can enjoy powdered green tea with a view of the garden. About 175 hydrangeas of about 7 varieties bloom from mid-May to mid-June every year. Don’t miss the “Sumidanohanabi,” a rare variety shaped like fireworks! You can also see irises at the same time as hydrangeas.

Best time to visit: Mid-May to mid-June

4. Tamagawadai Park (Ota-ku, Tokyo)

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The sight of hydrangeas spreading across the hillside is mesmerizing!

Tamagawadai Park, located in Ota Ward, Tokyo, is a park where flowers bloom from season to season. The park stretches over a 750-meter-long hillside along the Tama River, offering a distant view, and in June, 3,000 hydrangea plants of seven varieties bloom beautifully in the “Hydrangea Garden. In June, the “Hydrangea Garden” is filled with 3,000 hydrangeas in seven different varieties. The hydrangeas blooming all over the hillside are truly spectacular.

Best time to visit: June

5. Asukayama Park (Kita-ku, Tokyo)

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A famous spot for hydrangea blooming by the railroad tracks!

Asukayama Park in Kita-ku, Tokyo, is known as a famous hydrangea viewing spot. Asuka-no-Sorei” adjacent to “Asukayama Park” has as many as 1,300 hydrangea plants in seven different colours blooming along a 350-meter section beside the railroad tracks. Visitors can enjoy viewing various varieties of hydrangeas, such as gaku hydrangea and western hydrangea, and strolling in the rainy season is sure to be enjoyable.

Best time to visit: Early June to late June

6. Ueno Onshi Koen (Taito-ku)

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A spacious park where you can enjoy viewing hydrangeas!

Ueno Onshi Koen is a park with abundant greenery in Taito-ku, Tokyo. The park is also home to an art museum, a zoo, and many cultural facilities. Usually from mid-June to early July, numerous hydrangeas bloom on the west side of Shinobazuno Pond. Why not enjoy viewing the hydrangeas while strolling through the spacious park?

Best time to visit: Mid-June to early July

7. Shinobazunoike Pond Rentendo (Taito Ward, Tokyo)

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Temples with rounded hydrangeas of lovely shapes bloom here!

Shinobazunoike Bentendo, located in Taito Ward, is a temple built in the early Edo period. Many of the hydrangeas are a variety called “temari hydrangea,” which have a plump, rounded shape and are popular for their lovely form. The contrast of the white hydrangea blooming on the green lotus is beautiful and sure to be a good photo op.

Best time to visit: Mid-June to early July

8. Sumida Park (Sumida-ku, Tokyo)

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Park where hydrangea blooms can be viewed with the Sky Tree in the background!

Sumida Park, located in Sumida Ward, Tokyo, is a park along the Sumida River. Visitors can enjoy the seasonal flowers with the Sky Tree in the background. The park has a “Hydrangea Road” with 10,000 hydrangea plants blooming along a 2-km stretch. Gaku hydrangea, hon hydrangea, and annabelle are planted. Enjoy viewing the hydrangeas while being enveloped in their fragrance.

Best time to visit: Mid-June to late June

9. Mukojima Hyakkaen (Sumida-ku, Tokyo)

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A garden where rare varieties of hydrangea can be seen!

Mukojima Hyakkaen, located in Sumida-ku, Tokyo, is a private flower garden built in the Edo period. Visitors can view a variety of flowers and plants throughout the four seasons. Usually from early to late June, about 70 hydrangea plants bloom in the garden. The small but rare “Sumida no Hanabi” variety is also an attraction.

Best time to visit: Early to late June.

10. Old Nakagawa River (Koto-ku)

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Colourful hydrangeas bloom along the promenade!

The Kyu-Nakagawa River runs between Sumida, Koto and Edogawa wards of Tokyo, and hydrangeas are planted along the promenade between the JR Sobu Line railway bridge and the Fureai Bridge. Usually at their best in early June, the colour purple, blue, and pink hydrangeas in full bloom are a sight to behold! Why not enjoy viewing the hydrangeas while strolling along the river?

Best time to visit: Early June

11. Symbol Promenade Park (Koto-ku, Tokyo)

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A park where you can enjoy the spectacular view and hydrangea viewing!

Symbol Promenade Park is located in Koto-ku, Tokyo, and connects the Aomi, Ariake, and Daiba areas. The park overlooks Tokyo Tower and Rainbow Bridge, and visitors can enjoy the spectacular view as well as seasonal flowers. The best time to view the flowers is usually from June to July, delighting the eyes of visitors. The sight of beautiful hydrangea blooming in the rain doubles the attraction.

Best time to visit: June to July

12. Koiwa Iris Garden (Edogawa-ku, Tokyo)

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A garden where you can enjoy the collaboration of irises and hydrangeas!

Koiwa Shobuen is a garden with a circular garden in Edogawa Ward, Tokyo. It is a popular urban oasis where visitors can spend time surrounded by greenery. The hydrangea blooms in late June every year and can be viewed at the same time as the iris flowers. Why not come and see the beautifully blooming hydrangea in a garden filled with the fragrance of flowers and grasses?

Best time to visit: Late June

13. National Showa Memorial Park (Tachikawa City)

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A hydrangea road where visitors can enjoy hydrangeas while strolling!

National Showa Memorial Park is a national park located in Tachikawa City, Tokyo. Many people visit this park to view more than 800 varieties of flowers and plants throughout the year. The hydrangea season is usually from mid-June to mid-July, and the park is decorated around the “Hydrangea Road”. The many varieties of hydrangeas, such as gaku hydrangea, tama hydrangea, and anabelle, are in full bloom and soothe the hearts of visitors.

Best time to visit: Usually from mid-June to mid-July.

14. Fuchu City Museum

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Collaboration of historic architecture and hydrangeas!

The Fuchu City Museum is located in Fuchu City, Tokyo. The museum preserves the historical buildings of Fuchu City and offers exhibits on the history and nature of Fuchu. The “Hydrangea Festival” is usually held from late May to early July, with about 30 varieties and 10,000 hydrangeas in full bloom. The sight of hydrangeas blooming around the historic buildings is a sight that can only be seen here.

Best time to visit: Early June to late June

15. Hydrangea Park (Kodaira City)

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Located in Kodaira City, Tokyo, “Hydrangea Park” was created with the goal of becoming a famous hydrangea viewing spot. Blue, purple, and pink hydrangeas are in full bloom throughout the park, creating an emotional scene. During the “Hydrangea Festival,” usually held from early to mid-June, about 1,500 hydrangea plants are in full bloom. At night, the hydrangeas are illuminated, creating a fantastic sight.

Best time to visit: Early to mid-June

16. Takahata Fudoson Kongoji Temple (Hino City)

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A historic temple with spectacular hydrangea blooms!

Located in Hino City, Tokyo, Takahata Fudoson Kongoji Temple is considered one of the three major fudo temples in the Kanto region. It was built in the early Heian period (794-1185) and is known as the family temple of Hijikata Toshizo. During the “Hydrangea Festival” held every year from early June to early July, more than 7,500 hydrangea plants of over 200 varieties are in full bloom. Why don’t you come and see the hydrangeas that are worth seeing?

Best time to visit: Mid-June to early July

17. Keio Hyakusoen (Hino City)

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Hydrangeas bloom in the atmospheric garden!

Keio Hyakusoen, located in Hino City, Tokyo, is a traditional Japanese garden that has been in existence since the Edo period. Visitors can enjoy picturesque scenery with a variety of flowers blooming each season. Usually from mid to late June, the hydrangea season is from mid to late June, when the garden is filled with beautiful blue, purple, and white hydrangeas. Why not take pictures of the beautiful contrast of the hydrangea with the green leaves?

Best time to visit: Mid-June to late June

18. Yakushiike Park (Machida City)

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A scenic spot where colourful hydrangeas bloom at the foot of a mountain!

Yakushiike Park, located in Machida City, Tokyo, is one of Machida’s representative parks and has been selected as one of the “100 Best Historical Parks in Japan. It is also designated as a scenic beauty spot by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and offers beautiful scenery from season to season. The park is planted with 1,800 hydrangea plants of 50 varieties, and the best time to view them is usually from early June to early July. Enjoy the colourful hydrangeas spreading out at the foot of the mountain.

Best time to visit: Early June to early July

19. Wonderful Nature Village (Akiruno City)

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A leisure facility where you can spend time with your dog while viewing hydrangeas!

Wonderful Nature Village in Akiruno City, Tokyo, is a leisure facility that you can enjoy with your dog. With a dog run and hiking trails, you can spend a fulfilling day here. There is a hydrangea garden with about 15,000 hydrangea plants of about 60 varieties, and the best time to view them is usually from late June to early July. Visitors can enjoy strolling with their dogs while admiring the hydrangeas.

Best time to visit: Late June to early July

20. Minamisawa Hydrangea Mountain (Akiruno City)

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A place where hydrangeas are grown by an old man bloom!

Minamisawa Hydrangea Mountain is a famous hydrangea viewing spot in Akiruno City, Tokyo. It is said that the mountain was created by an old man who owned the mountain and planted hydrangeas for 50 years. The hydrangea season usually starts from mid-June to early July, attracting many tourists. About 10,000 hydrangeas bloom along the forest road, creating a photogenic view of hydrangeas against the backdrop of the majestic mountains.

Best time to visit: Mid-June to early July

21. Shiofune Kannonji Temple (Ome City)

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Atsutogether from azaleas to hydrangeas!

Shiofune Kannonji Temple is located in Ome City, Tokyo. Surrounded by a grove of cedar trees more than 1,000 years old, the temple grounds are also known for its azalea blossoms. After the azalea season ends, hydrangeas usually begin to bloom around late May. The slope adjacent to the Kasumi Hills hiking course is a hydrangea garden, where blue, purple, white, and pink hydrangeas can be enjoyed until early July.

Best time to visit: Late May to early July

Hydrangeas come in a variety of shapes and colours, depending on the variety. In Tokyo, there are many places famous for hydrangeas, from the city centre to the suburbs. Looking at hydrangeas will surely lift your spirits even on a rainy day. Please visit hydrangea viewing spots when they are at their best.

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Hey friend!

Just like you, we are foreigners from all around the world.

When we first arrived in Tokyo, we all found this city to be overwhelming, not sure where to begin.

During the years that we have lived here in Japan, we have discovered and visited countless famous tourist attractions as well as unique and underground places.

We are now proud to say that we are experts of Japan and would love to share the knowledge with all of you!

 

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