Hakusan Ajisai MatsuriHakusan Jinja (白山神社) is a Shinto shrine which is a 1-minute walk from Toei Mita Line Hakusan Station, or a 5-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Namboku Line Honkomagome Station. Though not so large a temple, many hydrangeas a planted in the precincts, and they bloom in mid-June. For details about this shrine, see the article on Hakusan Shrine.During this period, the Ajisai Matsuri is held here.

Ajisai Matsuri at Hakusan Shrine

During the hydrangea blossom season, the Ajisai Matsuri (あじさいまつり), or the Hydrangea Festival, is held at Hakusan Jinja.

Main approach
Hakusan Ajisai Matsuri
In front of the main building
Hakusan Ajisai Matsuri
Bahind the main building
Hakusan Ajisai Matsuri
Hakusan Ajisai Matsuri

A fuji-zuka is a mound which were created in a Shinto shrine to resemble Mt. Fuji, often with rocks from Mt. Fuji. When the worship to Mt. Fuji was popular around the city of Edo and its successor Tokyo, many fuji-zuka were built claiming that if you climb a fuji-zuka, there will be the same benefit as climbing Mt. Fuji far away. At this shrine, many hydrangeas are planeted on the mound, and you can climb the fuji-zuka only during the Ajisai Matsuri.

Hakusan Ajisai Matsuri

Stalls by locals are open on weekends.

Ajisai Fuji
Hakusan Ajisai Matsuri

Ajisai Fuji, not to be comfused as aforementioned Fuji-zuka, is a pile of hydrangea flowers. This is made once in several years and not every year.

Note that even after the end of the Ajisai Matsuri, you can enjoy the flowers for several days, but then they will be cut off.

Weekend events

Many stage events and such are held on weekends during the festival.

Jazz concert
Hakusan Ajisai Matsuri
Drum performance
Hakusan Ajisai Matsuri
Ajisai Mikoshi procession
Hakusan Ajisai Matsuri
Hakusan Shrine
5-31-26 Hakusan, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo MAP
Acess: 1-min walk from Toei Mita Line Hakusan Station
Area guide around this siteArticle on Hakusan Shrine