Saturday, 29 April 2017

The Wisteria Festival at Kameido Tenjin Shrine

The wisterias have started blooming at Kameido Tenjin Shrine, one of the most notable wisteria viewing sites in Tokyo!

Many students visit Kameido Tenjin Shrine to receive blessings for academic success from Sugawara no Michizane, who is enshrined there as the God of learning. The wisterias that grow on the grounds, famed since the Edo period (1603~1868), have been the subject of many ukiyo-e paintings.

Aside from enjoying the blossoms that trail overhead, you can also gaze upon the wisterias and bright red taiko bridge (a type of arch bridge) reflected upon the waters of Shinji Lake on the precinct, while a clear view of Tokyo Skytree(r) stands tall in the distance. 

For a little extra experience, try visiting at night when the wisterias are lit up to create a whimsical scene.

We look forward to your visit!

Wisteria Festival

Saturday, April 15th ~ Sunday, May 7th, 2017
Access: 15 minute walk from either Kameido Station (JR Sobu Line, Tobu Kameido Line) or Kinshicho Station (JR Sobu Line, Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line)
Location: 3-6-1 Kameido, Koto City, Tokyo

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