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Beauty in the Rainy, Hakusan Shrine


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.

Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

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.

Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

Here is a shrine. So at first,visitor has to wash their hands.
Here is the place to wash hands.

Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

Praying place is over there.

Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

Front of praying place was decorated with Hydrangea.

Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

Here is front street of praying place. Variety of Hydrangea are seen.
I didn’t know that so many kind of Hydrangea exists.

Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

And here is a slope leads to the park behind shrine.

Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

Here is the park.During festival, there are place to take a rest.

Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

Here is the back of shrine.

Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

From below.

Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

There were a lot of Hydrangea around the park.

Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

The flag is described as Hakusan Shrine

Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

Next to the park,there was small mountain. Usually here is not able to enter.
But during festival season here can enter.

Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

Not good ground.watch your steps.

Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

View from top of the mountain toward entrance.

Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

Lanterns and Hydrangea.

Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

Many Hydrangea at opposite side.

Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

On the fence.

Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

At the top of the mountain,there was small shrine. Many vegetables were dedicated.
I think this is a little rare way to dedicate.

Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

Here is exit of mountain.

Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

Here are also various Hydrangea.

Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

Near the exit of Hakusan Shrine,there was conspicuous purple Hydrangea.It was so vivid and beautiful.

Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

Hydrangea had sent off me. I could become fresh feeling in rainy days.

Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hakusan Shrine,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

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)

Mont Blanc cake "HAKUSAN",Patisserie Francaise Heritier,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Mont Blanc cake “HAKUSAN”,Bunkyo-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

Information
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.
Entrance fee:free
Nearest station:Hakusan Station / Toei Mita Line or Honkomagome Station / Tokyo Metro Nanboku Line

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