Mito Hydrangea Festival
(Mito no Ajisai Matsuri)


One of the best hydrangea (ajisai) viewing spots near Tokyo

The organizers have confirmed that this event is GOING ahead.
We're sure this is happening, but 2023 dates and times are not confirmed.


2023 :  10th June (Sat) to 2nd July (Sun)


*Dates and times were last checked on 3rd Jan 2023


The area is open to public at all times.


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



How to enjoy the Mito 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

💐The Blessings of Rain in Blue, Pink, and Purple!
Walk among Charming Hydrangeas!💐

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😊!

What to do nearby Mito Hydrangea Festival?

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Access (How to get to Mito Hydrangea Festival)

From Tokyo


Howaen Garden (保和苑), 13-19 Matsumoto-cho, Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture, 310-0052

〒310-0052 茨城県水戸市松本町13−19

By Train

 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.

By Car

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)

Contact Details (Event Organizer)

For information about this event please contact the Mito Tourism and Convention Association directly.
Tel: +81-29-224-1111
Official Websites
Mito City Website  (External Link – English)
Official Hydrangea Festival Website  (External Link – Japanese)
Hydrangea Festival Website  (External Link – Japanese)
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