Best Azalea Spots In Asia

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Shiofune Kannon-ji Temple's azalea (tsutsuji in Japanese) festival is opened from April 8th to the beginning of May. Though the temple looks ordinary one at first glance, surprisingly, you can find the beautiful scenery of round-cut azalea trees in the backyard.

Name

Shiofune Kannon-ji Temple

Address

194 Shiofune, Ome-shi, TokyoGoogle Map

How to get there

10 min by car from Oume IC (parking area is available). 7 min by bus from JR Kabe Station to Shiofune Kannon Iriguchi, then 7 min walk.

Parking

Parking area is available

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Nezu Shrine is celebrated as a spiritual power spot in Tokyo, and 6612 square meters Azalea Garden has been its best. The scenery of Senbon Torii (one thousand torii gates standing in a line) located at the both sides of Otome Inari Shrine in the precinct is one of the best things to see here. Azalea Festival is holding till May 6th.◎Opening hours: 9:00-17:30. Entrance fee: 200yen. Access: 5 min walk from Sendagi Station 1st Gate. I entered from North Torii Gate, and went through Senbon Torii, and arrived Azalea Garden. When I left the shrine, Senbon Torii was crowded with many people. As you expect, the early morning is better. Please check HP to find other ways to visit Azalea Garden. You can look the blooming conditions by live camera. I think it's good for you to visit sooner.

Name

Nezu Shrine

Address

1-28-9 Nezu, Bunkyo-ku, TokyoGoogle Map

How to get there

5 min walk from Nezu Station of Chiyoda Line, Sendagi Station, and Todai-mae Station

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You can enjoy fifty thousand azalea trees! From the observatory on the hill, you can see colorful azalea field, and it looks like a flower carpet when it becomes full bloom. Azalea fastival is held from March 4 to 21.

Name

Higashison Forest Azalea Garden

Address

861-1 Aza Taira Higashison, Kunigami-gun, OkinawaGoogle Map

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Azareas begins to bloom late in April and you can enjoy them untill the beginning of May. A beautiful scenery of pink, red and white azaleas spreads as far as you can see.

Name

Komuroyama Park

Address

1260-1 Kawana, Ito-shi, ShizuokaGoogle Map

How to get there

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Mt. Amari has an easy-hiking path able to command Mt. Fuji. You can see the glittering night view at night, and, if conditions permit, the sea of clouds in the morning. What's more, it becomes a flower field in the sky in June. You can see the wonderful colony of azalea!◎You should basically access by car, and walk 20 min on the easy-hiking path from the parking area. Though Mt. Fuji in the fist pic leaves snows, it's because for the heavy snow that year. There're fewer snows every year in this season. You need to prepare headlight or flashlight because there's no lights at night. In addition, July, the best season of azalea is a rainy season in Japan, you're lucky if it's sunny like this pic.

Name

Mt. Amari

Address

Kamijo-kitawari Asahi-machi, Nirasaki-shi, YamanashiGoogle Map

How to get there

60 min by car from Kofu city, or 30 min from Nirasaki Station to nearby parking area, then 20 min walk.

Parking

Parking area is available

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Mitsutouge Mountain is known as a commanding spot of grand scenery with Mt. Fuji. At the end of May, three-leaved azalea blooms beautifully. If you're lucky, you can sometimes see the sea of clouds in the early morning.◎A climbing route from Tenkachaya side ( Mikasa pass) is easy to walk, and it's 1.5 hours climb to the top. Parking area is available, and also bus from Kawaguchiko Station. For people who want to enjoy mountain climbing, it's nice to start from Mitsutouge Station. By the way, Mt. Fuji in this pic is slightly covered with snow, because it snowed a lot in this year. So there's less snow as usual. The address is Mitsutouge Cottage, and it commands Mt. Fuji and Azalea together.

Name

Mt. Mitsutouge

Address

2733-1 Osutakayama Kawaguchi Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun, YamanashiGoogle Map

How to get there

25 min by bus from Kawaguchiko Station to Mitsutouge Mountain Gate, then 90 min walk. To Mitsutouge Mountain Gate by car, 50 min from Kofu city, 120 min from Yokohama, or 130 min from Shizuoka. Parking area is available.

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The scenery of 500 thousand trees of azalea seen from the observatory is really amazing! What's more, if the weather is good, Kesen'numa City can be also commanded over the azalea. By the way, in the season when the flower condition is good, you can see the deeper red azalea carpet than these pictures!◎To access here, you need a car basically, but on the weekends in best season, Tokusenjo Mountain Bus has service from Kesen'numa Station. In detail, please check out the HP of Kesen'numa.

Name

Tokusenjo Mountain

Address

Akaiwamonomi , Kesennuma-shi, MiyagiGoogle Map

How to get there

80 min by car from Ichinoseki IC. Peking area is available. 30 min walk to the mountain top.

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Tsurumine Park is admired as the best place of azalea among Chubu Region (nine prefectures located in the middle of a main island of Japan). There're 30 kinds and 30 thousand trees of azalea blooming on the slope. You can enjoy the flower for a long term for azalea has various time of blooming as its kinds and colors. The clear blue sky and beautiful azalea in May, why don't you leave yourself to them?◎By car, 5 min from JR Okaya Station, or 10 min from Okaya IC of Chu'ou Speedway. Azalea Festival in every May, and from May 3rd in 2018.

Name

Tsurumine Park

Address

3 Kawagishi-kami , Okaya-shi, NaganoGoogle Map

How to get there

By car, 5 min from Okaya Station, or 10 min from Okaya IC

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Busshozan Park is famous as a beautiful place of azalea. Pink, purple and white azalea bloom all over the park, and you can find photogenic places anywhere. I like the azalea tunnel in front of Honen-ji Temple.◎The best season to see starts from the end of April to the beginning of May. There're some parking areas. And the gate near Honen-ji Temple is good to see the azalea.

Name

Busshozan Park

Address

Kou Busshozan-cho, Takamatsu-shi, KagawaGoogle Map

How to get there

20 min walk from Busshozan Station. By car, 15 min from Takamatsu Airport, 25 min from Takamatsu Station, or 10 min from Takamatsu Chu'ou (Center) IC.

Parking

Parking area is available

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Heike Pond is well known for azalea flowers. Around the pond, there're pink, purple azalea blooming taller than people. What's more, you can see Yashima, a symbol mountain in Takamatsu, in the distance.◎You can visit here together with Busshozan Park, famous for azalea, too. The best season to see: from the end of April to the beginning of May.

Name

Heike Pond

Address

3206 Kou Busshozan-cho, Takamatsu-shi, KagawaGoogle Map

How to get there

20 min walk from Busshozan Station. By car, 15 min from Takamatsu Airport, 25 min from Takamatsu Station, or 10 min from Takamatsu Chu'ou (Center) IC.

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From Rakuraku Center House, beside the parking area, 40 min walk along the hiking road by my foot. There're proudly blooming Hirado Azalea in front of our eyes. ◎You can check the best season of azalea in HP. Parking area is available, but for a little cars. For the hiking road, there're some rough. I think the comfortable shoes or trekking shoes are better for you.

Name

Narukawa Park

Address

1748-2 Shimo Rokumanji , Higashiosaka-shi, OsakaGoogle Map

How to get there

30 min walk from Hyotan-yama Station to Rakuraku Center House. Then, walk 2.7 km Rakuraku Hiking Road. By car, 10 min from Mizuhai IC.

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Azalea spreading to the whole mountain has become red as far as the eye can see, and this scenery is said to be 'one million trees in one site'. To the top of Katsuragi Mountain where we see this landscape, we can use the mountain walking-road or ropeway. One-way ticket: adult 740 yen, child 370 yen. Round ticket: adult 1250 yen, child 630 yen.

Name

Mt. Katsuragi Natural Azalea Park

Address

Kujira, Gose-shi, NaraGoogle Map

How to get there

20 min by car from Katsuragi IC to the ropeway gate. By bus, 15 min from Kintetsu Gose Station to Katsuragi Ropeway.

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Mt. Amari

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Mt. Amari has an easy-hiking path able to command Mt. Fuji. You can see the glittering night view at night, and, if conditions permit, the sea of clouds in the morning. What's more, it becomes a flower field in the sky in June. You can see the wonderful colony of azalea!◎You should basically access by car, and walk 20 min on the easy-hiking path from the parking area. Though Mt. Fuji in the fist pic leaves snows, it's because for the heavy snow that year. There're fewer snows every year in this season. You need to prepare headlight or flashlight because there's no lights at night. In addition, July, the best season of azalea is a rainy season in Japan, you're lucky if it's sunny like this pic.

Mt. Mitsutouge

1 Reviews

Mitsutouge Mountain is known as a commanding spot of grand scenery with Mt. Fuji. At the end of May, three-leaved azalea blooms beautifully. If you're lucky, you can sometimes see the sea of clouds in the early morning.◎A climbing route from Tenkachaya side ( Mikasa pass) is easy to walk, and it's 1.5 hours climb to the top. Parking area is available, and also bus from Kawaguchiko Station. For people who want to enjoy mountain climbing, it's nice to start from Mitsutouge Station. By the way, Mt. Fuji in this pic is slightly covered with snow, because it snowed a lot in this year. So there's less snow as usual. The address is Mitsutouge Cottage, and it commands Mt. Fuji and Azalea together.

Tsurumine Park

1 Reviews

Tsurumine Park is admired as the best place of azalea among Chubu Region (nine prefectures located in the middle of a main island of Japan). There're 30 kinds and 30 thousand trees of azalea blooming on the slope. You can enjoy the flower for a long term for azalea has various time of blooming as its kinds and colors. The clear blue sky and beautiful azalea in May, why don't you leave yourself to them?◎By car, 5 min from JR Okaya Station, or 10 min from Okaya IC of Chu'ou Speedway. Azalea Festival in every May, and from May 3rd in 2018.

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