Bunkyo Azalea Festival “Tsutsuji Maturi” 2020
Bunkyo Azalea Festival: One of best flower festivals in spring in Tokyo!
Bunkyo Azalea Festival (Tsutsuji Matsuri) is held at Nezu Shrine, Tokyo. Enjoy colourful, well trimmed flowers with magnificent vermilion torii gates!
IMPORTANT NOTICE: In order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19), all events at the azalea festival will be cancelled (markets, performance and food vendors) and only flower viewing will be available.
Bunkyo Azalea Festival (Bunkyo Tsutsuji Maturi/文京つつじ祭り) is an annual flower festival held at Nezu Shrine in Bunkyo ward, Tokyo.
This is one of the 5 flower festivals held in Bunkyo Ward through the year:
Bunkyo Cherry Blossom Festival (文京さくらまつり) March-April
Bunkyo Azalea Festival (文京つつじまつり) April-May
Bunkyo Hydrangea Festival (文京あじさいまつり) June
Bunkyo Chrysanthemum Festival (文京菊まつり) November
Bunkyo Plum Festival (文京梅まつり) February
The Azalea Festival kicks offs shortly after the cherry blossom season ends in early April and usually runs till early May.
Nezu Shrine is one of the oldest shrine in Tokyo, which its site was considerably founded over 1900 years ago. The festival is set on the site of the shrine, the 6600 square metres Azalea Garden. The garden is famous for its beautiful pond and Senbon Torii (tunnel of lined-up torii gates).
The festival features over 100 kinds of 3,000 azalea plants, well trimmed in shapes and blooming in different colours. During the festival, there will be small stalls serving food and drinks and a small market selling pot plants and other items.
It really depends on weather every year but usually the best time to see Azalea flowers is from mid to end April.
Date: 4 April to 6 May 2020
Access: 5 mins walk from Nezu station or Sendagi station (Tokyo Metro Chiyoda line) OR 5 mins walk from Todaimae station (Tokyo Metro Nanboku line)
Fee: 200 yen
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