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The Azalea Festival / Nezu Shrine @NEZU(Ueno erea)

There are many people near the azalea

Would you like to take a one-day trip to Tokyo?

For example, you can have a course like this.

"Eat delicious food" → Enjoy "Old Town and Azalea" (now here) → "Souvenir of Seafood" at "Hokkaido Products Exhibition".

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



About The Azalea Festival

Do you know Nezu?

Near Ueno, there is a Nezu Shrine where you can enjoy azaleas from early April to early May.

In Japan, there are consecutive holidays called Golden Week from late April to early May, and many people visit there.


Golden Week is crowded

Golden Week is a collection of national holidays.

As a result, you can't avoid crowding wherever you go in Japan.


There was a long line of people waiting for Nezu Shrine's Azalea Garden.

The line is very long because it is a holiday.

In that situation, azaleas are a little higher place, so let's enjoy the flowers without lining up.

Azalea of many colors is blooming

Azalea seen from near the Shinkyo-bridge

I did not know that there were so many colors in azalea.

By taking pictures from Shinkyo-bridge, you can take pictures that no one here.

Enjoy your photo life!


Event & Shrine information

The Azalea Festival

Holding period April 6 - May 6, 2019

Donation 200 yen

Nezu Shrine

 1-28-9 Nezu, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo

 17:00 in winter, 18:00 in spring to summer.
※ Please check on the official website to change depending on the closing time and season. (Japanese text)


Nezu Station:8 minutes on foot from the Exit No.1 (Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line)

Todaimae Station:9 minutes on foot from Exit No.2 (Tokyo Metro Namboku Line)

Sendagi Station:9 minutes walk from Exit No.1 (Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line)

 Ueno Zoo:22 minutes walk from the entrance


今週のお題「特大ゴールデンウィークSP」:文京つつじまつり / Azalea Festival

See you at the next picnic!