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. 2021 festival has been cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Hakusan Jinja is a 3-minute walk from Hakusan Station.

Photos: Junko Nagata © Japanbyweb.com, June 2021

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