Mt. Ohira Hydrangea Festival
Tochigi Ajisai Matsuri


Enjoy walking up the beautiful Hydrangea hill on Mt. Ohira

The organizers have confirmed that this event is GOING ahead.
We're sure this is happening, but 2024 dates and times are not confirmed.


2024 : Mid-June to early July

*Dates and times have not been confirmed by the organizer.


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

*Dates and times have not been confirmed by the organizer.


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


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

How to enjoy Tochigi Hydrangea Festival

Enjoy a girl's day out

Picturesque scenery
(Insta worthy!)

Fun for a group of friends

Fun for the family

Fun for solo travelers

Immerse in nature


Enjoy 2-3 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

Indigo dyeing at Shoai samurai in Tochigi city

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!

Access (How to get to Tochigi Hydrangea Festival)

From Tokyo


Ajisaizaka (あじさい坂),681 Hiraicho, Tochigi city, Tochigi Pref. Japan 328-0054
〒328-0054 栃木県栃木市平井町681

By Train

 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.

Use the Japan Transit Planner to find trains.

By Car

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)

Contact Details (Event Organizer)

For information about this event please contact the Tochigi City Tourist Association directly.

Tel: +81-282-25-2356


Tochigi City Tourist Association website  (External Link – Japanese)

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