Visitors from around the world flock to see the 10,000 hydrangeas at Yohena Hydrangea Garden on Okinawa. AYA ICHIHASHI/STARS AND STRIPES
Visitors from around the world flock to see the 10,000 hydrangeas at Yohena Hydrangea Garden on Okinawa. AYA ICHIHASHI/STARS AND STRIPES

Beat the rainy-season blues by visiting hydrangea garden on Okinawa

by Aya Ichihashi
Stars and Stripes

After Golden Week, Okinawa usually marches into tsuyu, or rainy season, which lasts until late June.

For some, the gloomy sky and constant rain makes them feel blue. Others may appreciate the little break from the blazing sun, because after the rainy season is over, Okinawa is officially in summer.

As for me, as soon as the Japan Meteorological Agency announces that Okinawa is in rainy season, it’s time to hit the road to the Yohena Hydrangea Garden to see some pretty flowers.

Located in the Izumi neighborhood of Motobu, the garden’s 10,000 hydrangeas welcome visitors from around the world. During the peak season, as many as 300,000 flowers can be seen there.

Read more at: https://www.stripes.com/1.583799

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