Azaleas spread carpet of flowers brilliantly throughout Japan

The cherry blossom season has passed, but everywhere in Japan is still brilliant thanks to hundreds of thousands of azaleas blooming in unison.


From mid-April to mid-May, all over Japan is filled with the vibrant colors of azaleas. If you are in Tokyo, you will not be able to miss places such as Nezu Temple, Jindai Botanical Park, Shiofune Kannon-Ji Temple, Showa Kinen Park, Rikugi-en Garden … Photo: jonellepatrick.

Nezu Shrine is one of the biggest venues for the azalea festival in Tokyo. Guests can join the outdoor tea party and enjoy the cool atmosphere, enjoy traditional music performances and many other interesting events. The festival takes place from 9am to 5:30 pm every day and lasts until May 6. Photo: japanistry.

Last year, Nezu Temple lost the azalea season due to storms, but this year the flowers have bloomed again, attracting many people and visitors to visit. In this temple area, there are about 3,000 trees planted in 100 different types of azaleas. Photo: japanistry.

A sea of azaleas blossoms in Komuroyama Park, in Ito, Shizuoka Prefecture. This park is 35,000 square meters wide and currently grows a total of 40 different types of azaleas. Azaleas in Shizuoka this year bloom earlier than usual, this flower festival (Tsutsuji Festival) is still held from the end of April to the end of May 5 with the expectation of attracting many visitors. Photo: Mainichi.

A female tourist takes a photo among the blooming azaleas in Nagushiyama Park, in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, southwestern Japan. In this park, there are 100,000 azaleas in full bloom in April this year. Photo: AP.

Azaleas come in many colors such as pink, white, red, orange, and purple. There are rhododendrons that grow into bushes, small groves of trees, others above the head of a person. Photo: AP.

Mount Katsuragi is located between Osaka and Nara in the Kansai region, western Japan. Here in May every year, azaleas flower will bloom red dyeing the slopes attracting a lot of visitors. The most crowded time is from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm not only on weekends but also on weekdays. Photo: Jnto.

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