Azalea blooming now in Nezu, Tokyo 2016

This time of the year, variety of flowers will be blooming around Japan and Tokyo is no exception. There are many places to recommend, one of which is Nezu. It is famous for is beautiful red and pink azaleas blooming in April and May.

Bring your camera along and you’ll be able to capture colorful azaleas for a trip photo.

Nezu Shrine Azalea (Tustuji) Festival

Azalea and Torii

Photo by prelude2000


Photo by prelude2000


Photo by t.ohashi

Festival period: April 9 through May 5 

Time: 9:00 – 17:30 every day

Admission: 200 yen 

There will be over 300 azaleas during this festival and because there are 100 different kinds, you can see red and pink azaleas.

Walk around the shrine and you can also enjoy the sweet smell of azaleas.

Beautiful and spiritual red thousand torii (an archway to the shrine) are surrounded by the colorful azaleas. 

Fushimi inari in Kyoto is famous for  its thousands torii but we have it here in Nezu shrine as well.  

As you walk through the torii from North to South, it is said to send away any bad luck. Why not enjoy the beautiful azaleas while raising your fortune! 


tori #3

Photo by C.K. Tse

Nezu Shrine is located in part of Tokyo where you feel the old town atmosphere. Walk around the town and suddenly you feel sense of nostalgia. 

If you want to capture authentic Japanese part of Tokyo for your trip photo, you are in the right place. 

Interested in having a photoshoot with beautiful azaleas or in Nezu area?