Japanese are crazy about flowers.
This is not exaggerating.
Cherry blossom (sakura), tulip, nemophila, wisteria, you named it, they have it all.
Rainy season in Japan begins in early June of every year. Most spring flowers are gone by June but there is one kind of flower that is particularly famous in this season, Ajisai or Hydrangea.
Hydrangeas are at their best in June during rainy season. There are several locations in Tokyo and surrounding area which are famous for Hydrangea such as Meigetsu-in in Kamakura.
Meigetsu-in, also known as Hydrangea Temple, is widely known as a beauty spot for hydrangeas.
I could not go all the way to Kamakura so instead on the weekend I visited Showa memorial park which was also claimed to be very beautiful flowers viewing spots.
The season is almost over yet the flower is still beautiful.
It was a wonderful day!
Showa memorial park is located within a walking distance from Tachikawa station, 60 mins by train from Shinjuku.
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