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【Hydrangea Festival 2019】Hydrangea and shrine / Hakusan Shrine @Around UENO


From this week, you can enjoy hydrangea around Tokyo.

I share a shrine where you can see very beautiful hydrangea.

※This article is an English translation of an article posted in June 2019.
Read this article in Japanese / 日本語で読む



About Hakusan Shrine

Hakusan Shrine is one of "Tokyo-jissha *1". (

※"Tokyo-jissha" is a generic term for famous shrines in the suburbs of Tokyo.

It is a historical shrine related to the Tokugawa family.


It is famous for the "Bunkyo Flower Festival" where you can enjoy various flowers every season.

  • Bunkyo Cherry Blossom Festival (about late March to early April)
  • Bunkyo Azalea Festival (about April to May every year)
  • Bunkyo Chrysanthemum Festival (about November)
  • Bunkyo Plum blossom Festival (about every February)
  • Bunkyo Hydrangea Festival (about early June to around mid June)
Bunkyo Hydrangea Festival 2019

from June 8 to June 16, 2019


The "Ajisai Festival Guided Tour" will be held free of charge only on June 8 (Saturday).

It is a tour that walks about 1.2km in total.

If you wish to take a guided tour, please visit the "Bunkyo Ajisai(hydrangea) Festival" website.


I took pictures in the order of the numbers.

The park is next to the main shrine

Guide map of Hakusan Shrine


Flowering situation of hydrangea

Hydrangea bloomed:★★☆☆☆

Congestion rates:★☆☆☆☆

(Photographed on June 4, 2019)


(1) Hydrangea in front of the main shrine

There are still few flowers in front of the main shrine

Hydrangea in front of the main shrine

Hydrangea is blooming a little.


(2) Road to the park

Dust tends to stain shoes

Road to the park

If you walk this way, your shoes get dirty with dust.


(3) Hakusan Park

Many hydrangeas on the park side are in bloom

Hakusan Park

Hakusan Park has restrooms, trash cans and benches.


(4) Next to the main shrine

There are few hydrangeas that bloomed around here

Next to the main shrine

The hydrangea is just beginning to bloom next to the main shrine.


(5) Around Torii

Hydrangea near torii is full bloom.

Around Torii

Hydrangea near torii is full bloom.


Go straight ahead to Hakusan Station

Look outside the shrine from the Torii side

It is Hakusan Station when we go straight on this way.


Shrine information

Hakusan Shrine

 31-26, Hakusan 5-chome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo

Bbench:〇 (Park side)

Trash can:〇 (Park side)

Rest room:〇 (Park side)


Hakusan Station:2 minutes on foot from Exit A3 (Toei Mita Line)

Honkomagome Station:6 minutes on foot from Exit No.1 (Tokyo Metro Namboku Line)

 Ueno Park:30 minutes on foot (English, 中文簡体, 中文繁體, 한글) 


今週のお題「雨の日の楽しみ方」How to enjoy rainy days

お題「今日の花」 Today's flower:Hydrangea

See you at the next picnic!  

*1:Nez Shrine, Shiba Daijingu, Kanda Shrine, Hie Shrine, Kameido Tenjin Shrine, Hakusan Shrine, Shinagawa Shrine, Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine, Oji Shrine, Akasaka Hikawa Shrine