[Odawara Castle Ajisai Hanashobu Matsuri]
Enjoy irises and hydrangeas in the midst of castle ruins
A flower festival held in Odawara Castle Park. Every year in June, visitors to Odawara Castle can enjoy a contest between flowers, as some 6,000 irises (hanashobu) come into bloom by the East Moat and around 2,100 hydrangeas (ajisai) open their petals on the moat's slopes. A popular feast for the eyes is the landscape woven by the flowers against the background of the Tokiwagi-bashi, a bridge across the moat. The flowers are illuminated at night, affording yet another treat: the sight of them bathed in dreamy light.
|Viewing period||Beginning of June to beginning of July|
|Event||Odawara Castle Ajisai Hanashobu Matsuri
Period June 4th to 19th, 2016
Illuminations from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. * Free admission
* Depending on the weather, natural conditions etc., it may not be possible to see views like the ones in the photos / articles above. Furthermore, blooming and event schedules may vary.
|Location||6-1 Jonai, Odawara-shi, Kanagawa (Hanashobu-en, East Moat, Odawara Castle)|
|Phone||+81-465-33-1521 (Odawara City Economy Department Tourism Section. Inquiry time 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. on weekdays) (Japanese only)|
|Access||Approx. 10-minute walk from "Odawara Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen.|
updated on Aug 31, 2016
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