Japan's Island of Hydrangeas: The 5 Best Places to See The Flowers of Enoshima Island, Kamakura
In Japan, early summer means appreciating hydrangeas! The country is far more famous for its ubiquitous cherry blossom gardens, which blossom in spring and can be found drawing huge crowds all over the country. But their flower admiration doesn't end with those dainty pink petals; the beautiful hydrangea bushes also attract lots of attention.
In Japan, one of the best spots for hydrangeas is Kamakura's Enoshima Island! We've mentioned before that you can charter a travel taxi to get you to the best flower viewing spots, but no matter how you get there, it's worth a trip! Read on to learn more about places to check out on the island.
Hasedera Temple (長谷寺): A Rainbow of Hydrangeas on an Idyllic Hillside
Once you get to Hasedera Temple, by the way, it's also worth taking a look around! There's plenty to see there.
3-11-2 Hase, Kamakura, Kanagawa
8:00-17:00 (March - September)
8:00-16:30 (October - February)
Admission is possible until 15 minutes before closing.
Adults: 400 yen / Children: 200 yen
Meigetsuin Temple (明月院): A Path Surrounded by Cool Blue Blooms
Meigetsuin Temple also has an inner garden that is famous for its colorful autumn leaves, and beautiful irises. That garden is only open for a handful of weeks every year, so if you want to appreciate it at other times, you'll have to look through the temple's circular window. Peer through this full-moon-shaped pane of glass to appreciate all the temple has to offer.
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189 Yamanouchi, Kamakura, Kanagawa
Admission Fee: 500 yen
Gokurakuji Station (極楽寺駅) & Jojuin Temple (極楽寺): Trains and Flowers
1 Chome-1-5 Gokurakuji, Kamakura, Kanagawa
Engakuji Temple (円覚寺): Admire the Flowers without the Crush of People
409 Yamanouchi, Kamakura, Kanagawa
Adults: 300 yen / Children: 100 yen
Enoshima Island (江の島): Full of Secret Gardens
2-3-8 Enoshima, Fujisawa, Kanagawa
If you can't resist the pull of all kinds of flower-viewing in Japan, or you happen to be here in another season, you can always go see cherry blossoms or curtains of hanging wisteria.