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  • See & Do
  • Nasu Area

The Kurobane Hydrangea Flower Festival

  • Summer
  • Events

Approximately 6,000 hydrangeas will be in bloom, and with the night-time light up, visitors can admire them even in the dark.

Kurobane Castle Ruins Park is known and loved for its flowers; the Kurobane Hydrangea Flower Festival is held here when the roughly 6,000 hydrangeas in the area come into bloom. From inside the park, visitors can admire the flowers that line the old moat from the bridge. During the festival, various events including a haiku contest and photography contest are held, and stalls are set up. In the evening (from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm), the hydrangeas are lit up so that visitors can admire them even at night-time.

Location Map

Basic Information

Address Maeta, Otawara-city, Tochigi
Telephone Number 0287-54-0568
Website http://kurobane-shokokai.com//
Price Free
Date June 24(Sat) to July 9(Sun), 2023
Time 9:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Various events, food stalls, etc.) *To be confirmed
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Light up)
Venue Kurobane Castle Ruins Park(Maeta, Ohtawara-city, Tochigi)
DIRECTIONS 40 minutes from JR Nishinasuno Station by buses(Gobou-no-yu Line) to Daioji Iriguchi ( Daioji temple entrance) bus stop, then a 10-minute walk.
Or 40 minutes from JR Nasushiobara Station by buses(Unganji temple Line) to Daioji Iriguchi ( Daioji temple entrance) bus stop, then a 10-minute walk.
Map Code 121 419 899*12

Nasu Area

The Nasu area, in the northeastern part of the prefecture, is famous for the imperial villa located there, and is one of Japan’s premier resort areas with its expansive highlands. The climate has allowed the development of a thriving dairy industry, and while there, you can visit a dairy farm that is open to tourists and offers delicious sweets made from milk, such as soft-serve ice cream and cheesecake. There are also many family-friendly facilities like Safari Park, amusement parks, and hot spring facilities like Shiobara Onsen.

Seasons in Tochigi