Hydrangea Festival to Take Place at Maizuru Natural Cultural Park in Kyoto

08.June.2018 | SPOT

Maizuru Natural Cultural Park is famous as the leading spot for hydrangea flowers in the Kansai region. The Ajisai Matsuri festival will take place from June 8 to July 8 where you can glance 100,000 hydrangeas.

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Entry to the park costs ¥300 for adults and ¥150 for kids. You can also get in for free if you’ve purchased a Maizuri Kamaboko 1-day bus ticket.

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Right now is the peak season to see the 20,000㎡ of blues, whites and purples known as the Sea of Hydrangeas. It’s an extremely popular spot for taking photos.

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To celebrate the opening of the festival, the first 30 people to arrive on any of the first three days (June 8-10) will receive an original postcard. There will also be a chance to see hydrangeas being replanted, an opportunity to plan for yourself, mini concerts and other small fun events.

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Get lose in the sea of hydrangeas this summer at Maizuru Natural Cultural Park.

 

■Information

Maizuru Natural Cultural Park ‘Ajisai Matsuri 2018’

Address: 24-12 Taneji, Maizuri, Kyoto

Running: June 8, 2018 – July 8, 2018 (*No closing days)

Time: 9am-5pm (Last Entries 4:30pm)

 

Main Events:

Opening Service: The first 30 people to arrive on each day between June 8-10 will receive an original postcard.

Ajisai  Purchasing: Around 320 hydrangeas will be sold from June 8 at 9am-4pm. First-come, first-served.

Wan Wan Hiroba (Free): A dog run will take place on June 9 and 10 in part of the park.

Mini Concert (Free): June 17 – ‘The Last Order’ a capella at 11:00 / Japanese harp performance at 14:00

Hydrangea Market: Purchase local vegetables, handmade items and more on June 23-24 at 10am-3pm.

Hydrangea Replanting Display (Free): July 1-8 (Time differs day to day. Whenever needed.)

Hydrangea Planting: 30 people max. ¥100 each. July 7.

Park Entry Price: Adults ¥300 / Children ¥150

*Entry to the park is normally free but a fee will be in place during the festival.

*Discounts available for groups of 20+ people.

*Free entry if you’ve purchased a Maizuri Kamaboko 1-day bus ticket (Adults ¥1,000 / Children ¥500).

*Half price for those who present a Physical Disability Certificate, Rehabilitation Certificate, Mentally Handicapped Welfare Certificate, Wounded and Sick Retired Soldier Certificate, or Atomic Bomb Survivor Certificate.

 

Commuter Access:

・Train / Bus

From Platform 2 of JR Higashi-Maizuru Station, get the Kyoto Kotsu bus (京都交通バス) bound for Mihama (三浜線), ride for about 30 minutes and get off at Maizuru Natural Cultural Park (舞鶴自然文化園).

 

・Car

From Maizuri-Higashi interchange on Maizuru-Wakasa Expressway ride by way of Japan National Route 27~Fumichi 21 for 20-minutes. (2 hours 30 minutes from Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe)

 

For enquiries regarding the Hydrangea Festival, contact 0773-68-0221 (9am-5pm)

Maizuri Tourist Information: http://www.maizuru-kanko.net/

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