Japanese Iris (Shobu) and hydrangea (Ajisai) in the castle garden will be in bloom during the festival period. Admission is free to enter the garden.

Odawara, the gateway of Hakone Onsen Resort area, is a castle-town having a glorious history back to Samurai era. The Lord Hojo Souun is known as a pioneer who introduced a Ninja group in his strategic activities.

Odawara Castle Iris and Hydrangea Festival
小田原城あじさい花菖蒲まつり

June 3rd(Sat) - 18th(Sun) 2017
Location: Odawara, Kanagawa prefecture

Information by Odawara City (Japanese web page)
http://www.city.odawara.kanagawa.jp/kanko/event/JUN/ajisaihanasyobu_h29.html

 

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