Azalea Festival at Nezu Shrine 2023 What is the best time to visit and what is the blooming information? We will also introduce the period of the event and access information.


The azalea garden at Nezu Shrine in Bunkyo Ward is filled with beautiful azaleas during this season.

Usually, there are amazake tea houses, stalls, entertainment, antique markets, etc., but this year, it will be closed and visitors will only be able to visit Nezu Shrine and view azaleas.

In this issue, we will introduce azalea season, azalea bloom information, festival period, and access information to Nezu Shrine.

The blooming period is short, so be sure not to miss it!



Basic Information Nezu Shrine Azalea Festival 2023





Azalea Festival at Nezu Shrine
Address* 1-28-9, Nezu, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Period: April 1 to April 30, 2023
Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Donation fee (admission fee): 300 yen
Transportation/Nearest station* 5 min. walk from “Nezu” and “Sendagi” stations on Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line / “Todaimae” station on Namboku Line
URL for Nezu Shrine:
The Nedu Shrine Azalea Festival is officially called the “Bunkyo Azalea Festival,” and this year will mark its 51st anniversary.
The “Azalea Garden” in the precincts of Nezu Shrine is home to 3,000 azalea plants of about 100 varieties, which are at their best at this time of the year.

Blooming Information Nezu Shrine Azalea Festival 2023

The best time to view the flowers is usually from mid-April to early May.


Highlights of the Nezu Shrine Azalea Festival 2023





Some events are being held this year, although stalls and other activities have been canceled to prevent infection.

①Zuijin worship of the 36 poets and their paintings





Two times during the Azalea Festival (April 1 – 30) at 12:00 and 14:00 for 20 minutes each, 300 yen for a ticket.
You can view the paintings of the 36 poets at the Nezu Shrine.

②tree-planting market

A plant market will be held in front of the azalea garden.
Stocks of azalea plants and other plants are for sale. It is tempting to buy them when they are so beautiful.



Various events such as stalls and amazake tea houses are cancelled this year, but the azaleas will bloom beautifully.
I would like to visit the venerable Nezu Shrine and take a tour inside the worship hall!
Why not spend the season carefully, seeing azaleas in beautiful bloom at this time of year?