Mt. Ohira Hydrangea Festival
Tochigi Ajisai Matsuri


Enjoy walking up the beautiful Hydrangea hill on Mt. Ohira

Last updated by Angus M
on July 6, 2024
The organizers have confirmed that this event is GOING ahead.


: 14th June (Fri) to 30th June (Sun)
*All dates & activities are subject to change due to weather and/or unforeseen circumstances.

*Information last checked on 2024-06-12


You can climb the hill and enjoy Hydrangeas anytime during the Day.

Parking time 9:00~17:00, 500yen per car

*All dates & activities are subject to change due to weather and/or unforeseen circumstances.

*Information last checked on 2024-06-12



*Parking is 500 yen per car

*Information last checked on 2024-06-12

How to enjoy Tochigi Hydrangea Festival

Picturesque scenery
(Insta worthy!)

Fun for a group of friends

Fun for solo travelers

Experience Traditional Japan

Great girls day out

Fun for couples

Fun for the family

Enjoy 1-2 hours

💐Enjoy the symbol of early summer and see the beautiful Blue, Pink, and Purple Hydrangeas!💐

Come visit Tochigi city and climb the 💐Hydrangea Hill or Mount Ohira and see the beautiful views of Ajisai (Hydrangea) flowers! Just as the rainy season☔ starts, it’s time to enjoy the 2,500 Hydrangeas at one of the best spots near Tokyo. Hop on a short bus ride from Tochigi station and move your legs to walk the 1,000 steps through the flowers✨. Many places on the way to take photos, so don’t forget your camera. On your way back, make sure to visit the city center of Tochigi city where there are many Edo period buildings as well as small museums and activities. Checkout Matcha and teacake classes (book here),  shops where you can blend your own Japanese incense into a cute bag (book here), rent a Kimono, or take a short boat ride on a Edo-style gondola boat.

What to do nearby Tochigi Hydrangea Festival?

Local recommendations

City center

City center

City center

City center

City center

Shoai Samurai

Group photo after Shoai Samurai indigo dying experience in Mibu town, Tochigi prefecture, Japan
Visit Shoai Samurai for a unique, eco-friendly Japanese culture experience. Try traditional indigo dyeing (Aizome) and support the local community. Create your masterpiece while making a positive impact!
A couple in Kimono walking in font of traditional Japanese building. Abuden Miso Tochigi City

Tochigi City

Tochigi City is 1 hour north of Tokyo and is a popular destination on the way to Nikko or Ashikaga. Visitors can enjoy many traditional Edo period activities here.
Places to EAT in Tochigi City
Places to STAY in Tochigi City

Hotels (Western Style)

There is a few western style hotels around the north side of Tochigi Station.

Ryokan (Japanese Style)

Tochigi City is home to  Kanahan, a hisorical Ryokan in the town center.

Guesthouses & Aiirbnbs

There is a guesthouse on the Uzuma river near the town centerand a few airbnbs.

Kanahan (Ryokan)

Kanahan Ryokan in Tochigi City
Make your stay in Japan special. Visit this family-run ryokan with a history since the Edo period. Its been carefully renovated keeping the original building and feel. Some meals on the menu were even created based on old documents from Edo-period. (Baths are all private)

Access (How to get to Mt. Ohira Hydrangea Festival)

How to get there

Public Transport

90 min from Tokyo by train.


90 min drive from Tokyo by car.

Location & Address


Ajisaizaka Hill on Mt. Ohira

大平山 あじさい坂

Hirai-machi, Tochigi-city, Tochigi Pref. Japan 328-0054

〒328-0054 栃木県栃木市平井町

Access from Tokyo

By Public Transport

Via Tochigi Station (Tobu Line or JR Ryomo Line)​

Take the Tobu Line or JR Ryomo Line to Tochig Station and exit from the North exit. From in front of the Station take a bus bound for ‘Kokugakuin mae (国学院前)’. Get off at Kokugakuin Mae after approximately 15 minutes. Ajisaizaka (Hill with Hydrangeas) starts near the bus stop.

We recommend using a travel app like Google Maps or Japan Transit Planner to find train times.

By Car

Via Tichigi IC on Tohoku Expressway and Kita-Kanto Expressway

From the Tochigi IC on the Tohoku Expressway and Kita-Kanto Expressway, drive 20 minutes.

(Although there is parking, it is limited and can get crowded during high season, so if you are visiting during the peak, we recommend leaving the car near Tochigi station and take the bus for 15 minutes)

We recommend using a travel app like Google Maps or Japan Transit Planner to find train times.

Contact Details (Event Organizer)

For information about this event, please contact the Tochigi City Tourist Association website directly.
Tel: +81 (0)282-25-2356

Tochigi City Tourist Association website  (External Link – Japanese)

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