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Tokyo × May

Hydrangea Festival in the Fuchu city local forest museum

Every early summer a hydrangea festival is held in the Fuchu city local forest museum (Kyodo no Mori Museum) located in Tokyo’s Fuchu, when around 10,000 plants of hydrangea are in bloom amid the museum buildings in a traditional style, and the museum becomes an ideal destination for visitor to take a pleasant walk while viewing flowers.

“Kanda Matsuri” at Tokyo’s Kanda Shrine

Kanda Matsuri is a religious festival held once every two years. This historic festival, called one of the “Three Great Edo Festivals” and the “Three Great Japanese Festivals,” has been held for over 400 years. The festival lasts for 7 days, but the most people come to see the “shinkousai” and “mikoshi miyairi,” held on Saturday and Sunday, during which you can see impressive displays of mikoshi carrying.

A Visit to the Bunkyo Azalea Festival Held in Nezu Shrine in Tokyo

In this spring, cherry blossoms in Tokyo hardly faded from our sight, when the prime of other flowers is around the corner and many hanami sports are waiting for our visit. On hearing that the Bunkyo Azalea Festival is being held in Nezu Shrine in Bunkyo, Tokyo, I and my family make a tour of the shrine and join the cheerful hanami crowd.