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Hydrangea 2018 - by location

Genjiyama Park  

源氏山公園

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around Kuzuharaoka jinja葛原岡神社周辺

Still good

Jun. 26

 Mostly Good

Jun. 06

 In progress

May 30

  Ajisai around Kuzuharaoka-Jinja at the peak of the mountain park is known for a good viewing point in Kamakura.  Also, you can find a variety of Ajisai here and there while walking around in the park.

 

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Inamuragasaki Park

稲村ガ崎

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Ending

Jun. 25

 Partly Good

Jun. 06

 In progress

May 30

  This place is famous for the ocean view with Enoshima in the back.  We can enjoy it with Ajisai in that season.  When the sky is clear with dry air, we can aslo see Mt. Fuji, while it's rare after spring.

  As for the hydrangea in this year, those on the upper place are better than the lower place, which are partly withered due to the strong sunshine before the rainy season from the early June.

 

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Kamegayatsu zaka street

亀ケ谷坂

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Still good

Jun. 25

 Good to see

Jun. 06

 In progress

May 30

* We can also enjoy flower viewing of Ajisai and Lily around Chojuji that stands at the entrance of the street.

 

  Kamegayatsuzaka is one of the Kamakura seven ancient roads that were made through a cut in the mountain in the Kamakura period.  It runs between Kitakamakura and Kamakura.  Many Ajisai can be seen soon after entering the road at Kitakamakura side.

 

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Kewai zaka street

化粧坂

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Ending

Jun. 26

 Good to see

Jun. 06

Mostly Good 

May 30

  We enjoy the roadside Ajisai viewing on the paved street before Kewai zaka street, one of the Kamakura Seven Entrances.  Walking through that mountain path just several minutes, we will be able to see Ajisai in the Genjiyama Park, too.

 

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Street to Zuisenji temple 

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Still Good

Jun. 25

 Good to see

Jun. 06

 In progress

May 30

  Flowers along the street from Kamakuragu 鎌倉宮 to Zuisenji 瑞泉寺 are special as the roadside Ajisai.

 

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Gokurakuji

極楽寺

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Ending

Jun. 25

Good to see

Jun. 06

 Mostly Good

May 30

  Gokurakuji's temple gate is always seen beatifully with the seasonal flowers and greenery in front. Meanwhile, June with the view of Ajisai is special.

 

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Goryo jinja

御霊神社

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Partly ending

Jun. 25

 Mostly Good

Jun. 06

 In progress

May 30

  Goryo jinja's entrance gate is the most photogenic Torii-gate in Kamakura with the Enoden train cars running right in front. Ajisai flowers show up in that frame in the season.

 

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Kamakura's Hasedera Temple

長谷寺

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Partly ending

Jun. 25

 Mostly Good

Jun. 06

 In progress

May 30

  Hasedera is one of the most popular Ajisai viewing spot. When it's in full bloom, we are required to follow the direction of walk because so many people come to this temple. Its large hillside garden is surrounded by a variety of colors of Ajisai every year.

 

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Houkokuji Temple 

報国寺

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Still good

Jun. 25

Partly good

Jun. 06

 In progress

May 30

  Not so many Ajisai flowers in Houkokuji, but it's always a wonderful temple that shows seasonal flowers in addition to a lot of bamboo in their garden.

 

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Jochiji

浄智寺

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Partly ending

Jun. 25

 Good to see

Jun. 06

 In progress

May 30

 Several kinds of Ajisai show up along the approach with a stone bridge and in the quiet grounds surrounded by the mountain.

 

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Jojuin

就院

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Ending

Jun. 25

Partly Good 

Jun. 06

In progress 

May 30

  Jojuin had been a very popular Ajisai viewing spot in Kamakura until 2015.   External stairs were surrounded by the flowers to the top the hill.

  Most of them were donated to Tohoku region when the approach was under the repair-work 2016.

  Even though we can't see those gogeous flowers any more, it's still nice to see some newly planted Ajisai with the ocean view in the back.

 

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Meigetsuin 

明月院

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Still good

Jun. 25

Good to see 

Jun. 06

Mostly Good 

May 30

  There are many hydrangea flowers all over the temple's grounds. Most of them are a Japanese species named Hime Ajisai 姫紫陽花 that is colored only blue. Those flowers in Meigetsuin are called "MeigetsuinBlue".

 

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Myohonji Temple

妙本寺

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Partly Good

Jul. 03

 Partly Good

Jun. 06

 In progress

May 30

 Myohonji is a temple with magnificent atmosphere.  It's nice to see cute Ajisai flowers with the large temple gate in the back.

 

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Shokozan Tokeiji

松岡山 東慶寺

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Still good

Jun. 25

 Mostly Good

Jun. 06

 In progress

May 30

 We can enjoy nice views of hydrangea and other flowers both along the approach and in the grounds of the temple.

 

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Zeniarai Benzaiten Ugafuku Jinja Shrine

(Zeniarai Benten) 銭洗弁財天宇賀福神社

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Partly ending

Jun. 26

Good to see 

Jun. 06

Mostly Good 

May 30

 Zeniarai Benten called in short is well known as the wash-money shrine and as a place with rich spring water. There is only one Ajisai viewing spot in the grounds, but the flower view with thewater fall and a pond is nice.

 

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Zuisenji Temple

瑞泉寺

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Still good

Jun. 25

 Mostly Good

Jun. 06

In progress 

May 30

 There are not a lot of Alisai that are gathered together, but we can enjoy a small amount of those flowers here and there with the other greenery and flowers in the large garden.

 

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