Hydrangea (Ajisai)

Hydrangea is a familiar feature that marks the arrival of the rainy season. It seems that the most possible origin of "Ajisai", the Japanese name for Hydrangea, comes from "Azusai", meaning collection of indigo blue materials. The flower is famous for changing its color according to the acidity of the soil. When the soil is strongly acidic, the color tends to be blue, and when strongly alkaline, it changes to a reddish color.

Peak viewing season

Early June to late June

Flower meaning

"Fickle", "proud"

*The best time to see the flowers may vary depending on the weather conditions.