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Side gate to Takahata Fudoson temple. Welcome signfor the Ajisai Matsuri.
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Behind the temple's pagoda is a hill covered with hydrangea plants. During June, they bloom in abundance.
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Hill with ajisai (hydrangea).
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The hill has a few walking trails lined with ajisai.
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Entrance to one trail on the ajisai hill.
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Most impressive is the large variety of hydrangea flowers in both bold and subtle colors.
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Hydrangea and pagoda
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Hydrangea or ajisai
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Hydrangea at Takahata Fudoson temple, Hino, Tokyo2 comments
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Some ajisai have name tags. This one is named "Yosakoi Odori."
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Hydrangea and torii. The temple also has a small shrine.
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Torii and hydrangea.
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Inconsiderate photographers. This is why more temples ban tripods.
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Photographers' tripods are a nuisance. おい、三脚はじゃまだよ。
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Benten Pond
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Hydrangea and lilies
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Butterflies and hydramgea
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Map of temple grounds
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Walk further up the hill and you'll reach the top where Takahata Castle's Honmaru was.
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Steps to the top of the hill where Takahata Castle's Honmaru was.
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Takahata Castle Honmaru (central keep)
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Takahata Castle Honmaru
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View from the Honmaru
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Kobo Daishi statue
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Kobo Daishi statue
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