Nogoji Hydrangea in Saitama Prefecture Japan

To help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, Nogoji will be closed to the public from May 29th to July 4th 2021. Please note, that there are several places throughout Saitama that have decided to close to the public this year. Always check with the official source for any last minute changes or updates.

Nogoji Temple

Nogoji Temple is located in Kumagaya City in Northern Saitama. The temple was originally built in 743 AD and rebuilt in the 9th century.

The temple is one of Saitama’s most famous places to enjoy hydrangea. During the hydrangea season, thousands flock to see the stunning view of a pagoda framed by stunning hydrangea. It is one of several temples in Saitama referred to as an Hydrangea Temple or ‘Ajisai Dera’.


There are approximately 8000 hydrangea at Nogo Temple. The period of bloom is generally the month of June, the rainy season in Japan. Hydrangea and Iris flowers love the rain and are abundant in June all over Japan.

During the period of the hydrangea bloom at Nogo temple there is a 300 yen charge to view the hydrangea. However, in 2021 there will no hydrangea viewing. Check back next year for access details and further information!

Looking for somewhere to view hydrangea in 2021? Check the “hydrangea” tag on insaitama for a choice of places to view hydrangea. Each post has been updated for 2021 so you can see which ones are open (and where is not) to the public this year.

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