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Saturday trip to the Azalea Festival at the 1300 year old Shiofune-Kannon-ji Temple. It is reported to have been built somewhere between the years 645-650. It is known as a temple of flowers and has an azalea garden with over 17,000 trees of 15 different...More
Shiofune Kannon-ji is THE best azalea garden in Japan, surpassing even Nezu Shrine Garden. It is VERY seasonal and probably only really impressive late April and May when the azaleas are in bloom, but WOW
Fabulous colour overload during the azalea season (late April/early May). When we went, the orangey-reds were fading and the pinks and purples were prominent with the whites coming on strong. Easy to spend an hour or more willing round the park, including the bell and...More
The food is great, the small bushes with the path cutting through change colors as the seasons change, and it gives you the real Japanese temple experience. Every year I visit to change the zodiac animal charms and to tie up the white paper on...More
One of the must visit place when you visit Ome, Tokyo especially during spring where the azalea (つつじ) blooming season. Best time to visit is around late Apr to Early May. It may look like a normal Japanese temple front the front, but one shall...More