What to See & Do

Itadori Hydrangea Festival

関市板取あじさいまつり (Seki-shi Itadori Ajisai Matsuri)

10,000 hydrangea flowers in full-bloom paint the world in a variety of colors!

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The town of Itadori in Seki City is a veritable treasure trove of hydrangea, the flower best representative of the month of June in Japan! Lining the Itadori River is the "Hydrangea Road," a 24 kilometer-long stretch with around 7,000 hydgrangea of various colors adorning the side of the road. Add to this the 3,000 or so that make their home in the "21st Century Forest Park" and you have an even 10,000 that dot the landscapes!

During the blooming season, the area becomes the "Seki Hydrangea Village," which acts as a one-stop destination for all hydrangea-related events. The most prominent of these is the "Hydrangea Village Festival 2012," where you can savor the local tastes of Itadori and enjoy a myriad of hands-on activities and events, including ones geared towards children. You can even come away with a free hydrangea seedling so that you can grow your own!

Other nature-centric events include a seminar on catching sweetfish and "river climbing," a kind of mountaineering in which you follow a stream all the way to its mouth!
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Date Itadori Hydrangea Festival:
June 16 - July 8

Hydrangea Village Festival 2012:
June 23-24
Time Hydrangea Village Festival 2012:
10:00am - 4:00pm
Venue Hydrangea Village Festival 2012:
21st Century Forest Park
Address / Map Itadori, Seki City, Gifu  |  Map
Telephone Number 0581-57-2111  (Hydrangea Festival Executive Committee)
Directions 1 hour by car from the Mino IC on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway
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