Officially the “Bunkyo Azalea Festival,” this annual event takes place immediately after cherry blossom season at Nezu Shrine. Entering the main shrine is free, but there is a ¥300 fee for entering the hillside garden filled with an explosion of neatly trimmed pink, white, red, and purple azalea bushes.
In normal times, there are food and drink stalls, a market, and performances but all of that is canceled this year. It’s also usually extremely crowded, which will probably still be the case. Going on a weekday is recommended.To prevent the spread of COVID-19, many events have been canceled. Always check official sites before heading to an event.