After the cherry blossom’s season, the next flower of best viewing in Tokyo may be azalea (Tsutsuji or Satsuki). Nezu shrine is very old, established about 1,900 years ago by Yamato Takeru-no mikoto (the son of 12th Emperor Keiko). The main pavilion was built in 1706 by the 5th Shogun Tsunayoshi Tokugawa. There are 3,000 azaleas in the garden. Though I had visited two times, I couldn’t see at their best. Between the middle of April to the first week of May is the excellent time. But this year’s winter was so long and cold, many other flowers tended to be late for blossom. In spite of that, this shrine’s azalea was as same as last year. In this week, it was not the finest time. Please imagine that the hill of azalea was changed their color pink or red at the best time.
Blue carpet of Nemophila, Ota in Gunma
800-year-old azalea at Tatebayashi’s park
The oldest botanical garden in Japan, Koishikawa, University of Tokyo
Circuit style Daimyo garden, Rikugien and earthquake