Nezu Shrine Azalea Festival

9:30am – 5:30pm
¥300 (on the door)

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.

What happens

There are food and drink stalls, a market, and performances. It’s also usually extremely crowded, which will probably still be the case. Going on a weekday is recommended.

Schedule 2023

On Sunday, April 2 at 12 p.m. there will be a mikoshi (portable shrine) procession.

On Sunday, April 16, 23, and 30 there will be a drum performance at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.

There will be a flower market every day.

Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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