Basho-no-Sato, Kurobane Hydrangea Flower Festival 芭蕉の里くろばねあじさいまつり (Bashonosato, Kurobane Ajisai Matsuri)

The land of Basho Matsuo, the greatest Haiku poet in Japanese history

The land of Basho Matsuo, the greatest Haiku poet in Japanese history
The Kurobane Hydrangea Festival attracts many visitors during the season of hydrangeas, approximately 6,000 blooming, in the Kurobane Castle Ruins Park. There are many ways to make the most of the festival, looking over the hydrangea bushes from the bridge, joining events such as the Haiku competition and the photo contest or simply strolling through the food and souvenir stalls. After dark (19:00 to 21:00), the illuminated sight of hydrangeas tops off a fantastic evening!

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Basic Information

Address Kurobane Castle Ruins Park, around 1020 Maeta, Ohtawara-city, Tochigi
Telephone Number 0287-54-1110 (Ohtawara-shi Tourist Association)
Price Free
Date June 17th(Sat) to July 9th(Sun)
DirectionsBy public transport: Take the Toya bus from Nishi-Nasuno station on the JR Utsunomiya line for Kurobane or Goho-no-yu, get off the bus at “Kurobane Shucchojo” bus stop (approx. 40 minutes) and walk about 20 minutes. Alternatively get off the bus at “Kurobane shisho” bus stop and walk about 15 minutes, or take the Ohtawara city bus (Ungan-ji and Sukagawa line) from JR Nasu-Shiobara station to “Kurobane shisho” bus stop, and walk about 15 minutes.
By car: approx. 35-minute drive from Nishi-Nasuno-Shiobara IC or approx. 45-minute drive from Yaita IC.