Hakusan Jinja: Hydrangeas in Tokyo


June brings the rainy season (tsuyu) and its symbol, Hydrangea flowers. Hakusan Jinja (白山神社) is a popular place for enjoying more than 3000 hydrangeas (ajisai) in full bloom. The Shinto shrine founded in 948 and moved to its current location in 1655 is located at Bunkyo-ku one of Tokyo’s 23 wards. Hakusan Jinja is home to Bunkyo Hydrangea Festival (文京あじさいまつり, Bunkyo Ajisai Matsuri) which is held annualy in mid June.
Hakusan Jinja is a 3-minute walk from Hakusan Station.

Photos: Junko Nagata © Japanbyweb.com

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