Jun/10 - Jul/20 Hydrangea Festival in Amabiki Kannon Temple

Sightseeing information about Jun/10 - Jul/20 Hydrangea Festival in Amabiki Kannon Temple in Japan.

Jun/10 - Jul/20 Hydrangea Festival in Amabiki Kannon Temple3.7

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 from 6/10 '20 to 7/20 '20


Rakuhoji Temple, known as Amabiki Kannon, is lotated on a mountain ridge above Sakuragawa City, Ibaraki Prefecture.
It founded in 587, and now many visitors come here to pray for the safe childbirth and child-raising.
Also, it' famous for peacocks walking in the temple.

The temple is known for beautiful hydrangeas during the rainy season.
Between June 10 and July 20, the Hydrangea Festival is held. Approximately 10 kinds of 3000 hydrangeas are in full bloom during the festival.
At night, stone-steps and the area around gate are illuminated.
You can also buy a young plant of hydrangea.

Also, between July 1 and 15, the lake in the temple is full of floating hydrangea flowers! The lake is illuminated until 21:00 PM.
Don't miss it!

Dates: June 10 - July 20
Hours: 8:30~17:00
Venue: Rakuhoji Temple (Amabiki Kannon)
Access: 15-min drive from Iwase Station on JR Mito Line

*Please check the official website for the latest information.

Purposeinstagrammable,spiritual places,Seasonal Flowers,mountain climbing,shrine/temple
Airport/Sta.Iwase sta. (about 3.4km) Google Transit


4.08 months ago

Very nice temple complex. Possible to walk here from Iwase station. Good hiking trails in the area. Possible to see Fuji on a clear day.

5.06 months ago

Beautiful shrine. A little out of the way but worth the trip.

4.02 years ago

This temple is quite beautiful and it is at a high enough elevation to get a nice view of the Kanto Plain. There are wandering peacocks and roosters, a duck pond, a mini waterfall, places to pray, a small gift shop and a restaurant in clise proximity.

5.02 years ago

A gorgeous place to visit in every season while I recommend spring for the cherry blossoms.

5.02 years ago

I didn’t expect thins to be those good. Gorgeous place. We did a hike to the top of the mountain with nice views.