Hydrangea brighten up Okinawa during rainy season

Photos by Shoji Kudaka
Photos by Shoji Kudaka

Hydrangea brighten up Okinawa during rainy season

by Shoji Kudaka
Stripes Okinawa

While the rainy season is not yet over on Okinawa, colorful flowers are lighting up the gloomy season.

At Yohena Ajisai En, a hydrangea garden in Motobu Town, you can now see more than 40 types of hydrangea, plus Higiri (Clerodendrum japonicum), Golden shower, and Konronka (Mussaenda).

According to the garden’s office, the season for the flowers is expected to finish by the end of June. 

But there were still many colorful flowers in bloom when I visited there June 20.

This garden is scheduled to stay open during the state of emergency, which has been extended in Okinawa until July 11.

Let’s hit the road and catch the grand finale of the season. 


Yohena Ajisai En (hydrangea garden)

GPS Coordinates: N 26.646974, E 127.945460

Hours: 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (open through late June)

Admission: 400 yen per adult, 200 yen per high-school, middle-school, and elementary-school student.


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