Located in the western area of Tokyo Prefecture, this historic temple has 2700 Hydrangea in 200 different varieties, fill the temple ground and the hillside behind the building.
Built in 701, the temple "Takahata-fudoson Kongoji Temple", called Takahata-fudo in short, holds monthly events as well as seasonal flower festivals., such as an antique market on the third Sunday of every month. The hill behind the temple has a path allowing visitors to have a one-hour forest walking.
Ajisai Flower (Hydrangea) Festival at Takahatafudo Temple
June 1st - early July 2017
Location: Takahata-fudo, Hino City, Tokyo
From Shinjuku Keio Station 京王新宿駅 take a train bound for Keio Hachioji 京王八王子 and get off at Takahata-fudo Station 高幡不動. (About a 30-min ride Fare:320 JPY)
3-min walk from the Takahata-fudo Station.
Takahata-fudo Kongoji Temple Official Website (Japanese website)