2023 : Mid June to Early July
*Dates and times were last checked on 3rd Jan 2023
The area is open to public at all times.
Come visit the lovely 💐Mito Hydrangea Festival💐 for amazing views of Ajisai (Hydrangea) flowers!
Indeed, the rainy season☔ can get quite gloomy, but there’s still plenty of reason to smile😊 and enjoy the day! Hydrangeas are a symbol of Japan’s rainy season☔ and are cherished for their huge variety of colors and shapes✨.
Every year around June, the Howaen Garden becomes exceptionally colorful and pretty with its 6000 hydrangeas💐! After taking your time spotting the different gradations of blue💙, pink💕, and purple💜, stroll through the surrounding 🎀Mito Romance District🎀, where cultural events like tea parties🍵 and haiku readings are held. Without a doubt, people in Japan really know how to enjoy every distinct season😊!
Howaen Garden (保和苑), 13-19 Matsumoto-cho, Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture, 310-0052
Mito Station (JR Joban Line)
Take the JR Joban Line to Mito Station and exit from the North gate. From Bus Stop 7, take the bus bound towards Sakaecho. Get off at Howaen-iriguchi after approximately 15 minutes. Walk for 3 minutes from the bus stop.
From the Mito IC on the Joban Expressway, take Route 50 and follow signs for Central Mito. At the Daikumachi intersection, turn left towards Ibaraki University and continue for approximately 5 minutes.
(There are parking spaces near the park, but be prepared to walk 5-8 min as the closer car spaces will fill up quickly)