Saturday, August 31, 2013

Amabiki Kannon Hydrangea garden

Aamabiki kannon is buddhist bodhisattva for the protection of children and easy delivery located the border between prefectures "Ibaraki" and "Tochigi". Untitled 

This shrine is famous for hydrangea garden. There are over 3000 flowers of 10 types hydrangea.

I went there on June 24th. It was the best time to view.

The color of flowers depend on soil pH. Basically the color is white but becomes blue when the soil is acidly. An alkaline soil will produce flowers more pink. Untitled

In this shrine, their color is mostly white and blue.

There is hydrangea macrophylla,  too.Untitled

This shrine has free-range peacocks. They are not afraid of human.

Since the shrine is located on the top of the mountain, you can see great view.

This shrine is also famous for autumn leaves and cherry blossom. You should go every four seasons.

View Larger Map Address 1 Motogi Sakuragawa, Ibaraki
Open 7:00 - 18:00
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Fee Free
Web site
(Japanese only)

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