Long rainy season, known as Tsu-yu in Japan, has begun in Kyoto.It is the period from spring to summer, when Kyoto experiences a continuous spell of rainy weather. Kyoto have a hot and very humid rainy days. It is surely one of the unpleasant aspects of the Japanese climate.However, you can savor the special beauty of Hydrangea, or Ajisai in Japanese during this season. They bloom from June to July in different regions in Japan and light up its gloomy rainy season.Kyoto has many of the most famous temples for hydrangeas and the gorgeous blooms attract many visitors during June. Located in Fushimi area, Fujinomori Shrine was built before the relocation of the capital to Kyoto in 794.
Although the shrine stands in a busy residential district, Fukakusa, the grounds are extensive. They have two hydrangea gardens, one to the left of the approach to the shrine, the other at the back.How did you enjoy hydrangeas of Fujinomori Shrine? See you next time. Good bye.