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flower viewing

Where in Japan is the best place/city to view AJISAI (hydrangeas)

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answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Tokyo

Off the top of my head, Hakone. The Hakone Tozan Line goes from the Odakyu Line all the way up the mountain. Unless I made a mistake, it is lined with hydrangeas. I know there are a few other places, but I need to get back to you on that. I'm not sure of the best place in Japan though.

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Shizuoka

thanks, dru...ok will narrow in shizuoka pref..Heared of the Hakone it really that good??

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Shizuoka

..or kanagawa area...I am looking or hopeing someone knows of a place that is not known/ or popular BUT at the same time is great for walking around the ajisai...the hakone tozan sound nice to travel among the flowers but would also like to photograph them or walk among them...

thanks for any information

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Fujieda

Kamakura has some nice places to view Hydrangeas such as Jojuin temple which is one of the most popular places to see Hydrangea in Japan.
Other popular places include Gokurakuji temple in Mori, Shizuoka (not to be confused with Gokurakuji in Kamakura which is also a good place to see hydrangea as well). In Kansai area Mimuroji temple in Uji, Kyoto is popular place to view Hydrangea.

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a VirtualTourist member from Kyoto

I know West Japan better, but I looked up famous hydrangea sites in Shizuoka. Here are some.

Gokuraku Temple (nicknamed Ajisai-dera) has 30 different varieties and 13,000 hydrangea bushes:

Shimoda Park:

If you know Japanese, here are some lists of ajisai places:

Honshoji Temple:

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Tokyo

I took a look and found a friend's blog. Her list of faves around Tokyo are:

but also another one in Hino, but that is western Tokyo. Sounds a bit out of the way for you.

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Osaka

They are everywhere. Come to my neighborhood and see the display the retired people put on in their yards.
At this time you may do better to go North. The petals are now starting to fall off down here, and it looks like the rain has finally started, which will take care of any that are hanging on.

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a VirtualTourist member from Shizuoka

guys thanks so much for all the links and great suggestion..

taigaa, I love the jojuin temple ,,what is the link for the gokurakuji temple in mori,,that one may be a possibility..
Mimuroji temple is great but a little to far at the moment maybe another time..

Rabbit, you also mention gokuraku in kamakura..thinking about it.....thanks

dru, thanks for the blog,,great suggestions for tokyo and yes, Hino may be a little off for now..

stumato, thanks...... ajisai are flowering in shizuoka too and are all over the place but I want somewhere with a nice setting(temple, shrine,lots lots of ajisai to walk thru..:-)...)

thanks again guys for all the help..

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Kyoto

The Gokuraku Temple that I mentioned is the same one that Taigaa mentioned. It is in Shizuoka (Mori-machi), not Kamakura.

It is just a 20 minute walk from Totomi Ichinomiya Station.

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Shizuoka

rabbit, oops sorry you are right..I had to many web pages open at the time and getting all excited about all the places..:-) them mix up...

dru, forgot to mention the hakone ride is also great...

thanks a million....

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