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Updated: May 1, 2024

Bunkyo Azalea Festival (Tsutsuji Matsuri) 文京つつじまつり

1-28-9 Nezu, Bunkyo City, Tokyo
2024-3-30 - 2024-4-30

Note: The 2024 installment of this event has already taken place.

Legend has it that Nezu Shrine was established more than 1,900 years ago by a prince named Yamatotakeru. It is known for its 300-year-old azalea garden, which spans 6,600 square meters, and features approximately 3,000 azalea plants of 100 different species. That includes rare varieties such as fuji-tsutsuji (which has tiny bean-size flowers), hanaguruma (which has pinwheel-like flowers), and karafune (black azaleas).
Besides the flowers, you can enjoy a market for plants as well as a special exhibition of paintings depicting the Thirty-Six Immortals of Poetry. Special 20-minute viewings of these paintings will take place at 12:00 and 14:00. Seven of the shrine's buildings, including the main hall, are designated Important Cultural Properties of Japan.

Nezu-jinja Shrine

How to Get There

  • Nezu Station|5 min on foot
    Chiyoda Line
  • Sendagi Station | 5 min on foot
    Chiyoda Line
  • Todaimae Station | 5 min on foot

Your current location:

Northern Tokyo

Yanaka & Nezu


Opening Hours

  • 9:30–17:30
  • *Please visit the official website for more information


500 yen

Please check the official event website for the latest updates on opening dates and times, prices, and other information.