June is rainy season in Japan.
Cloudy and rainy weather lasts everyday.
But this season is the time for Hydrangea.
In this article,I’ll introduce Hydrangea festival held at Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan.
Here is a one of famous place to see Hydrangea in Tokyo.There are about 3000 trees of Hydrangea.
Here is entrance of Hakusan Shrine. Nearest station is Hakusan Station/Toei Mita Line.
It takes about 5 minutes on foot.
Next to the entrance,there were relief of Sun Yat-sen.He is a Chinese revolutionary and called father of the Republic of China.
He talked with Toten Miyazaki with sitting on the stone.
So here is also historical site.
Here is a shrine. So at first,visitor has to wash their hands.
Here is the place to wash hands.
Praying place is over there.
Front of praying place was decorated with Hydrangea.
Here is front street of praying place. Variety of Hydrangea are seen.
I didn’t know that so many kind of Hydrangea exists.
And here is a slope leads to the park behind shrine.
Here is the park.During festival, there are place to take a rest.
Here is the back of shrine.
There were a lot of Hydrangea around the park.
The flag is described as Hakusan Shrine
Next to the park,there was small mountain. Usually here is not able to enter.
But during festival season here can enter.
Not good ground.watch your steps.
View from top of the mountain toward entrance.
Lanterns and Hydrangea.
Many Hydrangea at opposite side.
On the fence.
At the top of the mountain,there was small shrine. Many vegetables were dedicated.
I think this is a little rare way to dedicate.
Here is exit of mountain.
Here are also various Hydrangea.
Near the exit of Hakusan Shrine,there was conspicuous purple Hydrangea.It was so vivid and beautiful.
Hydrangea had sent off me. I could become fresh feeling in rainy days.
After visiting Hakusan Shrine, I went Patisserie Francaise Heritier. There is very near from Hakusan Shrine. About 5 minutes on foot. I ate Mont Blanc cake named “HAKUSAN”. It was beautiful and really delicious!!
If you go Hakusan Shrine, I recommend to go Patisserie Francaise Heritier at the same time.
Patisserie Francaise Heritier (Japanese only)
Tripod is not to be prohibited. But I think it should not to be used.
Because here is narrow and many people try to take photos of Hydrangea.
So tripod will disturb other visitors. Let’s take photos quickly.
Festival Period: from June 6th 2015 to June 14th 2015. In this period,Many events are held on Saturday and Sunday.
Open hour:Always. But I think daytime is better. Because light up is weak. And a little dangerous to walk.
Nearest station:Hakusan Station / Toei Mita Line or Honkomagome Station / Tokyo Metro Nanboku Line