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[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 mid of July
Event Odawara Castle Ajisai Hanashobu Matsuri
Period June 3th to 18th, 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 Jo Odawara comprehensive management office
+81-465-23-1373 (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 Sep 29, 2017

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