Nezu Shrine Azalea Festival

9:30am – 5:30pm
¥500 (on the door)

The Bunkyo (or Nezu Shrine) Azalea Festival is known for its iconic landscape of torii gates surrounded by a sea of pink.

What happens?

Entering the main shrine is free, but there is a ¥500 fee for entering the hillside garden filled with an explosion of neatly trimmed pink, white, red, and purple azalea bushes.

There are food and drink stalls, a market, and performances. It’s usually extremely crowded on the weekends and so going on a weekday is recommended. The best time to see the flowers is around mid-April and you can keep up to date with the flowering status on Nezu Shrine’s Instagram.

Schedule 2024

The garden is open every day, as well as an antique market and street stalls. There’s also…

  • On Sunday, April 7 at 12 p.m. there will be a mikoshi (portable shrine) procession.
  • On April 13, 20, and 28 there will be a drum performance at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.
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