During the rainy season (Tsuyu), you can enjoy a variety of Ajisai flowers all across the city. Hydransea means “the container of water”—perfect for the rainy season. There are many different colors of Ajisai—purple, blue, pink and white.

Fukuoka has some famous Ajisai spots. Here are a few.

1. Fukuoka-shi Doshokubutsuen (Fukuoka City Animal/Plant Museum):
There are aproxomately 2,300 stocks of Ajisai in this museum as well as many other interesting plants. It takes about 20 minutes to get there by bus from Tenjin or Hakata. From Yakuin Station on Nishitetsu Railways, it takes 10 minutes by bus. The admission is 400 yen.

2. Umi no Nakamichi Kaihin Koen (Umi no Nakamichi Seaside Park)
In addition to over 15,000 stocks of Ajisai and other plants and animals, this amusement park has many educational facilities such as a woodworking clinic. It is located 30 minutes from JR Hakata Station by train. If you take a bus from Tenjin, it takes about an hour. The general admission is 410 yen, and some facilities charge separate fees.

3. Maizuru Koen (Maizuru Park)
This park has about 2,900 stocks of Ajisai. Located in the Fukuoka Castle, which is also known for cherry blossoms, many visitors come to this park and enjoy nearby attractions such as Ohori Park and Fukuoka City Museum. If you take the subway, you can get off at Akasa or Ohori Park Station. It takes eight minutes to get to the park on foot. There is no admission fee to enter this park.

Below is a photo of Ajisai in Ajisai Temple in Kurume.

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