Bunkyo Hydrangea Festival or Bunkyo Ajisai Matsuri (文京あじさいまつり) is a traditional flower event held in Tokyo annually for over 30 years. It’s the most popular event in town during the rainy season.
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 Hydragea 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
Bunkyo Hydrangea Festival features about 20 varieties of 3,000 hydrangea flowers around Hakusan Shrine and Hakusan Park in Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo. Hydrangea is one of the most beloved flowers in Japan, and it’s the symbol of the rainy season in Japan. Visitors enjoy strolling by colourful hydrangeas and the view of charming flowers with historical sites and the old town atmosphere.
Bunkyo Hydrangea Festival is held for 9 days in early to mid June every year. The festival also features special events and vendors selling food, drinks and local products.