In Japan, it rains a lot in June. June is the transition period from spring to summer. For that reason, I do not recommend June as a time for travelling. However, on rainy days, both temples and shrines are quiet and very calm. In June, hydrangeas will bloom at temples and shrines. If you go to such spots in June, you will surely calm your mind.
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June: Weather and Clothing Information for All of Japan
If you are planning to go anywhere in Japan in June, the following articles provide information on weather and clothing for major tourist destinations. Click on the name of a destination to see articles about the weather and clothing for that destination in June.
I recommend visiting quiet temples and shrines.
I recommend Kamakura temples as tourist attractions in June. Kamakura is about an hour away by train from the city center of Tokyo.
Meigetsuin temple and Hasedera temple are especially recommended. A myriad of hydrangeas bloom in June every year at these temples. The top photo on this page was taken at Meigetsuin.
If you want to see hydrangeas at temples in Kyoto, I recommend that you go to Mimurotoji temple. Mimurotoji is famous for its beautiful hydrangea garden. The garden opens every year from the beginning of June until around the beginning of July.
Hydrangeas bloom in the main cities of Honshu from the middle of June to the beginning of July. However, in 2018 many hydrangeas bloomed from the beginning of June.
Cherry blossoms look beautiful on sunny days. On the other hand, hydrangeas flowers can look beautiful rain or shine. Perhaps hydrangeas look more beautiful on rainy days. Every year many tourists quietly appreciate these summer hydrangeas. Why don’t you see for yourself?
The mountains also unexpectedly have beautiful scenery[youtube id=rjRqb_4jTes]
Hydrangeas bloom a lot in the mountains also. The Japanese people living in Tokyo often go to see hydrangeas in Hakone, and not only Kamakura.
The above video features the hydrangea flowers around the Hakone Tozan Railroad.
The Hakone Tozan Railway is famous for hydrangea blooming along the railroad tracks. There are approximately 10,000 plots of hydrangeas along the railway line.
In Hakone every year many flowers of hydrangea bloom from the end of June to the middle of July. Hakone is a little cooler than Kamakura, so flowers bloom a little later.
Every year when hydrangea bloom, trains dedicated to their viewing take place. For more information, please visit the official website below.
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