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Updated: November 1, 2023

Hagi Matsuri (Bush Clover Festival) 萩まつり

3 Higashi-Mukojima, Sumida City, Tokyo
2023-9-16 - 2023-10-1

Note: The 2023 installment of this event has already taken place.

In Japan, autumn begins to gather momentum in mid-September, and hagi (bush clover) is a plant that blooms in this season. Visit the tastefully elegant Mukojima-Hyakkaen Gardens for its hagi festival, where you'll be welcomed by a long tunnel of bush clover grown on a 30-meter-long bamboo frame.

Hagi is only one of Japan's so-called seven flowers of autumn, so be sure to also check out the other six: balloon flower, large pink dianthus (nadeshiko), kudzu vine, Japanese silver grass, golden lace, and thoroughwort. Established by antique merchant Sahara Kiku in the Edo period (1603-1867), the Mukojima-Hyakkaen Gardens are a nationally-recognized scenic and historic spot where beautiful flowers bloom all year round, so come and spend the day admiring them.

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Opening Hours

  • 9:00-17:00 (Last entry 30 minutes before closing)

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