2024 : Mid-June to early July
You can climb the hill and enjoy Hydrangeas anytime during the Day.
Parking time 9:00～17:00, 500yen per car
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.
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!
Tochig 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.
From the Tochigi IC on the Tohoku Expressway and Kita-Kanto Expressway, drive 20min.
(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 min)