Pink and white pinwheels with hydrangea in the background June 2024 at Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine

Republish of the annual information for the seasonal pinwheel display at Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine. Information for this annual June event has been on insaitama since the inauguration of the event. But it is updated annually and since last year (2023) I include hydrangea information. The ‘Hikawa’ hydrangea generally bloom roughlyRead More →

Hydrangea Koshigaya

A selection of three places you can see hydrangea in Koshigaya City, Saitama Prefecture. Koshigaya City is located in the southeast of Saitama Prefecture and is only 25 kilometers from Tokyo. Hydrangea Koshigaya City 1. Hisaizu Shrine For about 480 meters, the approach to Koshigaya Hisaizu Shrine from the MotoaraRead More →

Kashiwaba Oakleaf Hydrangea at Sashiogi Shrine Saitama City

You hear so much about “ajisai dera” (hydrangea temples) at this time of year in Japan. But what about hydrangea shrines? Hundreds of shrines throughout Saitama have some hydrangea on their grounds, but for some reason its all about the hydrangea temples! Well there is an actual reason – hydrangea’sRead More →