Apr/6 - May/6, 2019 Bunkyo Azalea Festival at Nezu Shrine 3.9
from 4/6 '19 to 5/6 '19
Pink and white 3,000 vivid azaleas are in bloom !
Nezu Shrine is located near Ueno Park, and one of the oldest shrines in Japan. surrounded by lush greenery and famous for its beautiful pond and the tunnel of lined-up torii gates.
Approximately 100 kinds of 3,000 azaleas are in full bloom over an acre and a half, and the blooming period is long because of the varieties.
This is one of Tokyo's most spectacular spring scenes. You shouldn't miss it!
Some events are scheduled such as taiko(Japanese drumming) performance, dance entertainment, and traditional songs.
Also, there will be small food stalls and a small market selling pot plants and antique items.
"Bunkyo Azalea Festival"
Venue: Nezu Shrine
Dates: April 6 - May 6, 2019
Hours: 9:00 - 17:30
Access: a 5-min walk from Nezu Sta. or Sendagi Sta. or Todaimae Sta.
*Please check the official website for the latest information.
PurposeFestivals,easily accessible,knows a lot about Japan,shrine/temple,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Todai-Mae sta. (about 400m) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
5.0in the last week
This is one of the better shrines are we went to whilst we were in Tokyo. Not one of the biggest but had a great vibe to the area. You had lots of the red gates they could take great photos with. There were some stunning gardens which they did charge a little bit to get into but not a great deal of money at all. There were some public toilets near at hand should you need to use the conveniences. And it was fairly straightforward to find. Would highly recommend a visit.
5.0in the last week
In April there is a lovely festival focused around the amazing azaleas in their garden. There is a small entrance fee 200yen - well worth it for the stunning blooms. There are also stalls with games and food. Enough to keep you entertained for an hour or two.
4.0a month ago
It was beautiful. And the gardens we're quite big which meant you have to do quite a it of walking.
Getting there was kind of tricky for us as we had not figured out the subway system correctly.
It was a really cold but beautiful and peaceful.
The Tori gate lined pathway was rather small. I assumed the gates would be much larger. The flowers etc were not yet in full bloom. So I cannot comment on that.
5.0a month ago
A very beautiful shrine right in Tokyo. We went on Sunday so most of the stores in neighborhood were close. The Shrine itself was not big as well as the inari. It is still a recommended place to visit when you are in Tokyo and want to getaway from all the busy streets.
5.0a week ago
Beautiful shrine, not too busy with tourists. Attended during the azalea festival. Beautiful flowers everywhere. The Tori gates were fantastic to see