From late May to mid June, you can enjoy the sight of hydrangea dotting the city of Tokyo. If you love taking photos of flowers in different settings, then check out these three slightly unknown spots in the city.
Fureai Bridge, Edogawa-ku
By the Sumida river, you can stroll by rows and rows of hydrangea in an array of colors.
With a view of the Tokyo Skytree in the distance, you can get some amazing shots at sunset with the hydrangea.
Closest Station: Hirai on the Chuo Sobu Line
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/s3FrhwUr9AQtrqpEA
Hakusan Shrine, Bunkyo-ku
In the heart of Tokyo, Hakusan Shrine is known for its Bunkyo Ajisai Matsuri (Hydrangea festival) that is held annually.
There are over 3,000 hydrangea bushes planted in the vicinity of the shrine and the adjacent Hakusan Park.
Dates for the festival: June 8 – June 16, 2019
Closest Station: Hakusan on the Toei Mita Line
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/MYFS86B5vWp8tgfE8
Asukayama Park, Kita-ku
Known for its cherry blossoms, Asukayama Park by the railways tracks is a train lovers paradise.
The hydrangea are along the train tracks and you can get some amazing shots with express trains in the background.
Closest Station: Oji on the Namboku Line or Keihin Tohoku Line
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/cactjDZmg97YXLAr7
All of these are free and open all day. So are you planning to add these to your list to enjoy a sight that is associated with summer in Japan?