Roundup of Tokyo area events and festivals in June

Photos courtesy of Live Japan
Photos courtesy of Live Japan

Roundup of Tokyo area events and festivals in June

Live Japan

In Japan, June marks the beginning of the rainy season. Though the weather can be dreary, there are plenty of events and festivals to enjoy, like Reggae Fest and indoor beer gardens. It's also the perfect time to admire the beautiful blooming hydrangeas.

Here we'll share some of the best things to do in Tokyo in June.

Taisho Roman x Hyakudan Kaidan: The Romanticism of the Taisho Period (Meguro, Tokyo)

The years spanning from the Meiji era (1868–1912) through the Taisho era (1912–26) and into the early years of the Showa era (1926–89) gave birth to a plethora of remarkable literary works.

Even in the present day, the works of esteemed authors like Junichiro Tanizaki, Kyoka Izumi, and Osamu Dazai continue to captivate a wide range of fans.

Hyakudan Kaidan, currently designated as a Tokyo Metropolitan Area tangible cultural property, was constructed in 1935 during the tenth year of the Showa period.

Comprising seven rooms interconnected by a staircase corridor, this building showcased the awe-inspiring creations of some of Japan's most celebrated artists, earning it the epithet of "the Palace of the Dragon King of the Showa era."

At this exhibition, visitors can marvel at three-dimensional depictions of the fantastical realms depicted in the early Showa Hyakudan Kaidan tales.

The exhibition also highlights the collaborative series, "Otome no Hondana" (Bookshelf of a young girl) by Rittorsha, where today's popular illustrators contribute their artwork to famous works by Japan's eminent authors. Visitors can witness the stories crafted by these literary legends alongside the accompanying illustrations, while three-dimensional representations of items from those works further enhance the experience.

Stepping into each room, you will feel as though you are turning the pages of a book, immersing yourself in the wondrous worlds crafted by these esteemed writers.

Event Details
・Venue: Hotel Gajoen Tokyo, "Hyakudan Kaidan"
・Date: March 25th - June 11th, 2023
・Hours: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Last admission at 5:30 PM)
・Phone Number: 03-3491-4111 (Main)
・Admission Fee: Weekday on-the-day ticket: 1,200 yen, Weekend/Holiday on-the-day ticket: 1,500 yen
・Closed on: No scheduled closures during the event

Website

Hotel Gajoen Tokyo ホテル雅叙園東京
Address: Meguro Shimomeguro 1-8-1 , Tokyo-to, 153-0064
Nearest Station: Meguro Station (JR Yamanote Line / Tokyo Metro Namboku Line / Toei Mita Line / Tokyu Meguro Line), 6 minutes on foot

Tokyo Tower Highball Garden: Refreshing Highball Experience with a Stunning View (Minato, Tokyo)

Indulge in a delightful beer garden event hosted at Tokyo Tower, where you can enjoy in tantalizing highball cocktails and delectable dishes carefully crafted to complement them. This event is presented by Suntory, a renowned Japanese company specializing in spirits, beer, and soft drinks.

The event encompasses two enticing locations: the Foot Town Rooftop, housing an array of restaurants, cafes, and a food court, and the 1F Main Entrance, conveniently situated right in front of Tokyo Tower.

On the Foot Town Rooftop, you can relish in an all-you-can-eat and all-you-can-drink experience featuring Jingisukan (grilled lamb) alongside a variety of beverages, including classic Highballs, Jim Beam Highballs, and draft beer.

At the 1F Main Entrance, you can savor the exceptional "Cho-Ten Highball," crafted to meet Suntory's stringent quality standards. Additionally, you'll discover unique highball creations such as the "Tokyo Tower Highball," infused with a delightful blood orange flavor inspired by the illumination of Tokyo Tower.

To complement these refreshing libations, popular izakaya-style appetizers await, including the delectable "Cho-Ten Combo" featuring karaage (Japanese fried chicken) and crispy potatoes, as well as the nostalgic sweet and savory sauce yakisoba.

The venue is adorned with lanterns, creating a vibrant and festive atmosphere that sets the perfect stage for a memorable beer garden experience. Take in the enchanting sight of Tokyo Tower illuminated in all its glory while savoring blissful moments filled with whiskey and delightful appetizers.

Event Details
TOKYO TOWER "ROOF TOP" HIGHBALL GARDEN
・Venue: Tokyo Tower Foot Town Rooftop
・Date: April 13th - October 9th, 2023
・Hours: 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM (Last order at 9:00 PM)
・Phone Number: 050-3627-4803 (Phone reception hours: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
・Price: 2-hour all-you-can-eat and all-you-can-drink for adults at 5,500 yen (including tax)

TOKYO TOWER "CHO-TEN" HIGHBALL GARDEN
・Venue: Tokyo Tower 1F Main Entrance
・Date: April 20th - October 1st, 2023
・Hours: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM (Saturdays, Sundays, public holiday: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Last order at 9:30 PM)
・Phone Number: 080-9271-5533 (Phone reception hours: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

Website

Tokyo Tower 東京タワー
Address: 4-2-8, Shibakouen, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-0011
Nearest Station: Akabanebashi Station (Toei Oedo Line), 5 minutes on foot
Phone Number: 03-3433-5111

Tokyo Disney Resort® 40th Anniversary "Dream Go Round" (Urayasu City, Chiba Prefecture)


©Disney (Image photo)

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Tokyo Disney Resort® by joining the exciting "Tokyo Disney Resort 40th Anniversary Dream Go Round" event. Immerse yourself in the park's jubilant atmosphere, adorned with festive decorations, and discover exclusive merchandise and special menu items.

In honor of this milestone, Tokyo Disneyland® will introduce a refreshed daytime parade after a five-year hiatus, creating an enchanting spectacle. Meanwhile, at Tokyo DisneySea®, beloved Disney characters donning costumes specially designed for the 40th anniversary will make appearances on boats during the captivating "Let's Celebrate with Color" water-based greeting event.

Come and be part of this extraordinary year filled with togetherness and merriment as we celebrate the remarkable journey of Tokyo Disney Resort®.

Event Details
・Venue: Tokyo Disney Resort®
・Date: April 15th, 2023 - March 31st, 2024
・Hours: Vary depending on the season, please refer to the official website
・Admission Fee: Varies depending on the season, please refer to the official website
・Closed on: No scheduled closures during the event
・Phone Number: 0570-00-8632 (Reservation Hotline)

Website

Knocking on Spring: Vibrant Seasonal Event (Yachiyo City, Chiba Prefecture)

Embark on an extraordinary journey at Keisei Rose Garden, the largest rose-themed park in the Kanto region, featuring an astounding collection of 10,000 rose bushes encompassing 1,600 different captivating varieties.

Synchronized with the mesmerizing "Top of the Peak" bloom period, this event introduces thrilling new attractions, including the enchanting "Alice Forest" area, the first-of-its-kind self-propelled ride called "Alice Tours," and the exquisite rose variety created exclusively for Keisei Rose Garden, known as "Koi Kogare."

Capture stunning moments at numerous Instagram-worthy spots, such as the alluring "Rose Pathway" adorned with charming "Climbing Rose Arches," and a magnificent 6-meter diameter "Light and Rose Installation" housed within a captivating glass-covered grand greenhouse.

Event Details
・Venue: Keisei Rose Garden
・Date: April 21st - June 30th, 2023
・Hours: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Last admission 30 minutes before closing)
・Admission Fee: Adults (high school students and above) 1,500 yen
・Closed on: No scheduled closures during the event
・Phone Number: Rose Garden 047-459-0106, Garden Center 047-459-3347

Website

Keisei Rose Garden 京成バラ園
Address: 755, Owadashinden, Yachiyo-shi, Chiba, 276-0046
Nearest Station: Yachiyo-Midorigaoka Station (Toyo Rapid Railway Line), 15 minutes on foot
Phone Number: 047-459-0106

SKYGARDEN×SEAPARA: The Ultimate High-rise Oceanarium (Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture)

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Yokohama Landmark Tower and Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise, this collaborative event brings together the worlds of "ENTERTAINMENT x EDUCATION" at the oceanarium. Spanning three locations on the 69th floor observation deck of Yokohama Landmark Tower, known as "SKYGARDEN," the exhibition showcases marine creatures through three captivating themes: "WELCOME," "EDUTAINMENT," and "FOOD&RELAX."

In the "WELCOME" area, visitors can marvel at models of Aqua Museum, the renowned aquariums located in Yokohama Landmark Tower and Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise. Tanks featuring enchanting moray eels, ribbon eels, and vibrant fish further enhance the experience.

The southwestern area of SKYGARDEN is dedicated to the "FOOD & RELAX" theme, offering a glimpse of colorful fish like the blueface angelfish found in the southern seas. With comfortable seating available, visitors can immerse themselves in a serene underwater atmosphere.

Furthermore, the exhibition includes four tanks: "Tokyo Bay Tank," "Coral Tank," "Seagrass Tank," and "Unused Fish Tank." Panel exhibits provide an engaging and educational experience about marine life while offering breathtaking views from the impressive height of 273 meters.

Event Details
・Venue: SKYGARDEN, 69th floor observation deck of Yokohama Landmark Tower
・Date: April 24th (Monday) - June 11th (Sunday), 2023
・Hours: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM (Last entry at 8:30 PM); Extended hours: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM (Last entry at 9:30 PM)
*If Saturday or Monday is a public holiday (including substitute holidays), the preceding Sunday will have extended hours.
・Admission Fee: 1,000 yen for adults
・Phone Number: 045-222-5030

Website

Yokohama Landmark Tower 横浜ランドマークタワー
Address: 2-2-1, Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa, 220-8172
Nearest Station: Sakuragicho Station (JR Negishi Line / Line 3 (Yokohama Blue Line)), 5 minutes on foot
Phone Number: 045-222-5015

THE ROOF SHIBUYA SKY (Shibuya, Tokyo)

Located on the 14th, 45th, 46th floors, and the rooftop of Shibuya Scramble Square, a large complex directly connected to Shibuya Station, is the observation facility called "SHIBUYA SKY." Within this remarkable space lies a limited-time rooftop bar called "THE ROOF SHIBUYA SKY."

The allure of this rooftop bar lies in its exceptional location, offering panoramic views of Tokyo's iconic skyscrapers, including Tokyo Skytree®, from Shibuya's highest point.

The drink selection is equally enticing. Exclusively available at THE ROOF SHIBUYA SKY are two craft beers crafted in collaboration with Y.Y.G. Brewery, an urban brewery located in Shibuya's vibrant Yoyogi area. Particularly fascinating is the "MAGIC HOUR -Pale Ale-," a beer that captures the ever-changing hues of the sky during the magical hour. With its refreshing citrus-like bitterness and a touch of purple infused by butterfly pea flower, it transforms into a unique drink resembling a deep crimson sunset when lemon juice is added.

Seating options include comfortable sofas and standing tables. It's important to note that a ticket is required for sofa seating. Two ticket options are available: "THE ROOF SEAT & 2 DRINKS SET" (4,900 yen per person) includes two drinks (excluding champagne) and one snack, and "THE ROOF SEAT & CHAMPAGNE SET" (5,900 yen per person) features a mini bottle of champagne and one snack (both options include the SHIBUYA SKY admission ticket and service charge).

For those who prefer ordering from the à la carte menu, standing tables are available. Indulge in a delightful evening at this open-air rooftop bar, offering a liberating ambiance and breathtaking vistas of Shibuya.

Event Details
・Venue: SKY STAGE, Rooftop Observation Space at Shibuya Scramble Square
・Date: April 28th - November 30th, 2023
・Hours: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM (Last order at 9:30 PM), 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM (August only)

Website

SHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE ・SHIBUYA SKY 渋谷スクランブルスクエア・SHIBUYA SKY(渋谷スカイ)
Address: Shibuya Scramble Square, 2-24-12 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 104-0061
Nearest Station: Shibuya Station (JR Shonan Shinjuku Line / JR Yamanote Line / JR Saikyo Line / Tokyo Metro Ginza Line / Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line / Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line / Tokyu Toyoko Line / Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line / Keio Inokashira Line)
Phone Number: 03-4221-4280

NAKED FLOWER AQUARIUM - Bring You Happiness (Shinagawa, Tokyo)

Immerse yourself in a unique collaborative event between NAKED, a creative company known for its diverse art projects, and Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa, an indoor theme park centered around an aquarium.

This fun event transports you to a serene botanical atmosphere that captures the essence of early summer, providing a truly one-of-a-kind healing experience reminiscent of a forest bath. Here, you can fully immerse yourself in the captivating world of marine creatures.

Enter the immersive area known as "Patterns," where you'll step into a space inspired by a lush early summer forest. As you admire fish with names and colors resembling vibrant flowers, the play of light filtering through the foliage and the gentle sway of trees in the breeze create a refreshing ambiance reminiscent of an early summer forest.

Furthermore, you'll discover other soothing attractions, such as the enchanting "Welcome Flower Gate," where vibrant flowers warmly greet visitors in a sparkling sunlight-dappled setting. Stroll along the picturesque "Blooming Street," a flower-lined path where graceful "Anemone" sway like blossoming flowers in the sea, adding to the tranquil atmosphere.

Experience the harmonious blend of nature and marine life, as NAKED and Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa present this captivating event that offers a unique opportunity for relaxation and immersion in a world of beauty.

Event Details
・Venue: Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa
・Date: April 29th (Saturday) - June 18th (Sunday), 2023
・Hours: Vary depending on the period, please refer to the official website.
・Admission Fee: 2,500 yen for adults (high school students and above)
・Closed on: No scheduled closures during the event
・Phone Number: 03-5421-1111 (Voice guidance)

Website

Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa マクセル アクアパーク品川
Address: 4-10-30 Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8611 (in Shinagawa Prince Hotel)

Disney Animation Immersive Experience (Minato City, Tokyo)

Embark on an immersive exhibition that allows you to dive into the world of Disney animation, experiencing the masterpieces and iconic music created by Disney.

Following its debut in North America last December, this immersive exhibition is now set to embark on an international tour, starting from the vibrant district of Roppongi in Tokyo. From beloved classics such as "The Little Mermaid" and "Frozen" to recent hits like "Big Hero 6," this exhibition offers a unique opportunity to surround yourself with the mesmerizing music, awe-inspiring art, and enchanting animation created by Disney's exceptionally talented creators.

Event Details
・Venue: First Phase: Mori Arts Center Gallery / Second Phase: Mori Arts Center Gallery & Sky Gallery (52nd floor, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower)
・Date: First Phase: April 29th - June 27th / Second Phase: June 28th - August 31st
・Hours: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM (May 9th, May 16th), July 4th, July 11th - until 5:00 PM)
*This event operates on a complete rotation system aligned with the entry start time (excluding the Sky Gallery in the second phase).
*Advance reservation and designated time slot required. Please arrive at the exhibition entrance by the designated entry start time.
*Last entry start time is 1 hour and 30 minutes before ・closing.
・Admission Fee: 3,000 yen (3,200 yen on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays)
・Closed on: No scheduled closures during the event

Website

Roppongi Hills 六本木ヒルズ
Address: 6-10-1, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-6108
Nearest Station: Roppongi Station (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line / Toei Oedo Line), 0 minute on foot
Phone Number: 03-6406-6000

Hello Kitty in Sweet Gallery (Shinjuku, Tokyo)

Delight in a charming collaboration between Hilton Tokyo and Hello Kitty at the Marble Lounge on the 1st floor, where they proudly present the "Hello Kitty in Sweets Gallery" buffet. Curated by Osamu Harita, the Executive Pastry Chef of Hilton Tokyo, this extraordinary menu showcases an array of sweets and pastas inspired by the beloved Hello Kitty.

Prepare for an overload of cuteness as you indulge in delightful treats like the Hello Kitty-shaped cake, the "Hello Kitty in Colorful Boat" cupcake adorned with marshmallows and Hello Kitty face-shaped chocolates, and the "Bouquet for You" jelly made with flower syrup and fruit. With a total of 25 adorable sweet creations, there's something to satisfy every palate. To accompany the sweets, savor a selection of eight premium teas from the esteemed German brand Ronnefeldt.

For those craving more than just sweets, the menu also features nine delectable meal options, including enticing dishes like "Roast Pork with Apple Sauce" and "Lemon Zucchini Pasta." The restaurant itself is adorned with vibrant Hello Kitty artwork, enveloping you in the enchanting world of this beloved character. To secure your spot, make reservations through the official website and prepare for a whimsical culinary experience like no other.

Event Details
・Venue: Hilton Tokyo 1F Marble Lounge
・Dates: May 12 - August 31, 2023
・Hours: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
・Price: 5,500 yen (5,900 yen on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, including tax and service charge)
・Closed: Open daily during the event
・Phone number: 03-3344-5111

Website

Hilton Tokyo Hotel ヒルトン東京
Address: Shinjuku-ku, Nishishinjuku 6-6-2, Tokyo-to, 160-0023
Nearest Station: Tochomae Station (Toei Oedo Line), 6 minutes on foot

Sanno Matsuri (Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo)

The Sanno Matsuri is an event held at Hie Shrine in Akasaka, Tokyo. It is one of the three major festivals in Japan, along with Kyoto's Gion Festival and Osaka's Tenjin Festival. Various events are held at Hie Shrine during the 11-day period.

The "Children's Procession," in which children parade around the shrine dressed in cute children's costumes, is a must-see. Other events include performances of traditional performing arts such as Sanno taiko drums, a performance by the Hibiya High School koto music club, a concert by a choral group, and the Urasenke Iemoto tea ceremony.

Event Details
・Venue: Hie Shrine
・Dates: June 7 - 17, 2023
・Hours: Varies depending on the date and time
・Admission: Free of charge
・Closed: Open daily during the event
・Phone number: 03-3581-2471

Website

Hie Shrine 日枝神社
Address: 
2-10-5, Nagatacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0014
Nearest Station: Akasaka Station (Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line), 3 minutes on foot
Phone Number: 03-3581-2471

America & Tokyo BEER&BBQ BLOCK PARTY!!! COOKOUT!!! (Sumida Ward, Tokyo)

From June 16 to September 10, one of the largest BBQ beer gardens in Tokyo will be held at Sky Arena on the 4th floor of Tokyo Skytree Town. The attraction of this event is its location. The Sky Arena is located in a place where you can look up at the Tokyo Skytree® up close, and only during this period can you enjoy a BEER & BBQ party while gazing at the powerful midsummer Skytree. You can enjoy meat-filled BBQ sets, beer, and cute-looking American stick churros.

The venue will also feature a free playground corner for children, making it a great place for families.

Event Outline
・Venue: Sky Arena, Tokyo Skytree Town 4F
・Dates: June 16 to September 10, 2023
・Hours: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM (last order at 9:00 PM, varies depending on the menu) (*The playground equipment is open from 11:00 AM to sunset (weekdays from June 16 to July 21, from 1:00 PM to sunset)).
*Date, time, and content are subject to change without notice due to weather and other circumstances.
*Two-part event on July 29, 2023. The second part is by reservation only. See website for details.

Website

TOKYO SKYTREE® 東京スカイツリー®
Address: Oshiage 1-1-2, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, 131-0045
Nearest Station: Tokyo Skytree Station (Tobu Isesaki Line (Tobu Sky Tree Line))
Phone Number: 0570-55-0634

Nekoichi Nekoza with BS Catto @ Tokyo Dome City (Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo)

A cat festival organized by cat lovers, for the benefit of cats, will be held at Tokyo Dome City Gallery AaMo. The theme of the festival is "Enjoying and Helping Cats," with the aim of raising awareness about cat rescue activities and providing knowledge about caring for rescued cats to visitors.

The "Cat Market" will feature a gathering of cat goods shops, cat merchandise manufacturers, and stores offering cat food and toys. In the "Cat Theater," various cat-related events will take place, including cat dances, cat rock performances, cat plays, cat musicals, seminars, and talk shows.

Adding to the excitement this year, local cat characters from all corners of Japan will be making a special appearance at the festival, creating an atmosphere of joy and anticipation after a four-year absence. Seminars and talk sessions will provide a unique opportunity for visitors to learn about the important efforts being made in cat rescue and raise awareness about the sensitive issue of euthanasia, all while enjoying the festivities.

Event Details
・Venue: Tokyo Dome City Gallery AaMo
・Date: June 24 - 25, 2023
・Time: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM (until 4:00 PM on Sunday)
・Admission: Advance ticket - 1,200 yen (tax included), On-site ticket - 1,650 yen (tax included)

Website

Tokyo Dome City 東京ドームシティ
Address: 1-3-61 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-0004

Mighty Crown Final Season Yokohama Reggae Festival -The Final- Vibez of Yokohama- (Yokohama, Kanagawa)

The "Yokohama Reggae Festival" is a music festival organized by MIGHTY CROWN, a leading Japanese reggae group formed in Yokohama. This year marks the first time in 12 years that the festival is being held before MIGHTY CROWN goes on hiatus, and it will also be their final edition.

In addition to live performances by a wide range of artists spanning reggae, dancehall, hip-hop, and both veterans and newcomers, there will be a food and market area. This area will feature food trucks serving Jamaican cuisine, shops selling limited-edition merchandise, and stores related to music, Yokohama, and street culture.

Event Details
・Venue: Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse "Akarenga Park + Event Square"
・Date: June 24 - 25, 2023
・Time: From 1:00 PM
・Admission: 1-day ticket - Advance 8,500 yen (tax included), 2-day pass - Advance 15,000 yen (tax included)
* Free admission for children under 12 (one child per accompanying adult)

Website

Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse 横浜赤レンガ倉庫
Address: 1-1, Shinkou, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa, 231-0001
Nearest Station: Sakuragicho Station (JR Negishi Line / Line 3 (Yokohama Blue Line))
Phone Number: 045-211-1515

Hydrangeas at Hase-dera Temple (Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture)

Hase-dera Temple, located about a 5-minute walk from Hase Station on the Enoshima Electric Railway, can be reached in approximately 70 minutes from Tokyo Station. Known as the "Flower Temple," Hase-dera blooms with various flowers throughout the year.

Among them, the hydrangeas that reach their peak around late May are particularly famous. Over 2,500 hydrangea plants of more than 40 different varieties, each with its own unique color, shape, and blooming time, proudly display their beauty.

During the approximately three-week period when the hydrangeas are in full bloom, in addition to the regular admission ticket, visitors are required to purchase a separate "Hydrangea Admission Ticket" (500 yen) to walk along the "Hydrangea Path (Scenic Walkway)." From the nearby observatory platform, you can enjoy a panoramic view of Kamakura's sea and cityscape. On clear days, you may even catch a glimpse of Izu Oshima Island.

Event Details
・Venue: Hase Temple
・Dates: Late May to early July
・Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (mountain closes at 5:00 PM); April to June: 5:00 PM (mountain closes at 5:30 PM)
・Admission: Adults 400 yen, elementary school students 200 yen, hydrangea admission ticket: 500 yen (*Hydrangea admission ticket distribution period: from the 50% bloom until the end of the best time to view them, usually in June). Determined based on hydrangea blooming conditions.
・Phone number: 0467-22-6300

Website

Hase-dera 長谷寺
Address: 3-11-2, Hase, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa, 248-0016
Nearest Station: Hase Station (Enoshima Electric Railway Line), 5 minutes on foot
Phone Number: 0467-22-6300

Hakone Hydrangea Train (Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture)

Hakone, a popular tourist destination accessible in about 1.5 hours from Shinjuku, is known for its Hakone Tozan Train. Along this railway line, around 10,000 hydrangea bushes bloom in full glory from mid-June to late July each year. During this period, the train that runs from Hakone-Yumoto Station to Gora Station in about 40 minutes is called the "Hydrangea Train."

The hydrangeas along the railway start blooming in mid-June and continue to flourish until mid-July, gradually reaching their peak. The impression of the scenery differs between the uphill and downhill journeys, allowing passengers to enjoy the contrasting views during their round trip.

This year, after a four-year hiatus, the "Night Hydrangea Train," a reserved-seat train, will be operated. The hydrangeas along the railway will be illuminated at night, showcasing a fantastical and enchanting display. Take your time to admire the hydrangeas in a different light during the evening.

Event Overview
・Venue: Hakone Tozan Train, along the railway line
・Event Period: Mid-June to Late July

Website

Hakone Tozan Railway (Hakone-Yumoto Station) 箱根登山電車 (箱根湯本駅)
Address: 707-1 Yumoto Shiraishishita, Hakone-cho, Ashigarashita-gun, Kanagawa 250-0311

In June, Tokyo offers a wide range of events, from traditional festivals with a long history to outdoor music festivals and cat markets, among others, showcasing its diverse and unique character. There are also indoor events that can be enjoyed even on rainy days, so be sure to participate and make the most of the rainy season.

*The information in this article is current as of its publication in May 2023. Please check the official website or relevant sources for the latest updates.

 

Via Live Japan

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