Get that shot of hydrangeas (ajisai in Japanese) framing a pagoda while enjoying some typical matsuri (festival) food and events. What happens? Every year the temple grounds of Takahata Fud\u014dson come alive with pinks, purples, and blues for the month of June. The grounds have more than 7500 flowers and hundreds of types. Taking place in the rainy season, the event doesn't always have the best weather, but hydrangea petals do shine after a rainstorm. Schedule 2023 There will be several events including a tea reception ( per cup) on certain dates, a judo and karate tournament, a haiku competition, a flea market on June 11, and an antique market on June 18. How to get there The grounds are a 5-minute walk from Takahatafud\u014d Station on the Keio Line and Tama Urban Monorail. You can get there directly from Shinjuku Station in 40 minutes.