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Let’s go to Hydrangea Festival in Nago during a rainy season in Okinawa!
post : 2015.06.10 19:00
Okinawa is now in a rainy season (*Actually the rainy season is over in Okinawa today), but you can enjoy visiting around hydrangea gardens in Okinawa especially in this season. While Motobu Town in the northern part of Okinawa has a famous hydrangea viewing spot, “Sueyoshi Garden Hydrangea Festival” is now held in Nago City!
Every year the festival is held from late May to late June, but the flowers started blooming earlier this year, so it started from May 15.
“Sueyoshi Garden” was built by carving out of the mountain 10 years ago, and “Hydrangea Festival” is celebrating its 7th birthday this year. On the site of 5,000 tsubo (about 16,528m²), about 8,000 to 10,000 hydrangea flowers are in full bloom.
At the hydrangea festival here, you can enjoy viewing eight kinds of hydrangeas including “Hime Ajisai (Shikizakihime),” “Blue Dia (Blue Diamond),” etc., any of which has characteristic colors.
And on top of that, a stunning view point at the Sueyoshi Garden is a fantastic vista from the observatory on the top! The landscape from Haneji Naikai Inland Sea to Kouri-jima Island is lovely. When the weather is nice, you can overlook Izena-jima Island and Iheya-jima Island.
If you are with an elderly person or a small child, you can mention that at the reception counter. They allow you to drive a car up to the observatory on the top. Please don’t hesitate to ask for it.
When you get tired from walking, you can take a rest at “HYDRANGEA Café” in the hydrangea field. You can order a light meal, drink, or cake, so please enjoy the marvelous view from the café while resting.
Other than the hydrangea festival, you can enjoy viewing begonia flowers before the season for hydrangeas. They say that you can find fireflies in the hydrangea garden in this season. On the way, driving up to the north along Highway 58, why don’t you stop by the Sueyoshi Garden?
“Sueyoshi Garden Ajisai Festival”
Address: 1218 Inamine, Nago City, Okinawa
Festival Period: From mid May to late June every year
Opening Hours: 10:00 to 18:00（During the festival period, it is open every day.）
Fee: 300 yen for Adult, 100 yen for Elementary & Junior High School Students
Official Blog: (Sueyoshi Garden & HYDRANGEA café)
Okinawa CLIP Photo Writer Hiroshi Kuwamura (KUWA)