A Sea of Hydrangeas; Yohena Aijsai Garden

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Of all the flower fields we have been to Mrs Uto Yohena’s hydrangea garden in the Motobu peninsula is quite possibly my favorite and I think its easy to see why!

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Unfortunately it was raining (it is rainy season after all) when we visited but that didn’t stop us from taking the time to explore this beautifully landscaped hydrangea garden AND enjoying it!

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There are literally hundreds of hydrangeas, making it look like a sea of blue flowers with a few bright pops of colors from other gorgeous blooms, which really stand out amongst the blue.

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Whats even more amazing about this garden, which opened to the public 14 years a go, is the owner; Mrs Uto Yohena who will apparently be 98 years old this year!

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My photos do not do this place justice at all and the small fee (Adults 300 yen, children 7-18 100 yen, under 6 free) is most definitely worth it to go see them yourself!

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The gardens are open daily between 9am – 6pm from now until end of June although it is suggested to go before the next typhoon (there are currently none on the horizon but you never know when that will change!).

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Every few days it appears they take photos of the flowers and post them on THIS website giving you a good indication of what the blooms are looking like. As you can see, they are perfectly in bloom now, so its the perfect time to go!

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We used the directions provided on Map it! Okinawa which got us right there (we did have one minor setback which was my fault for not reading the directions quick enough!)
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If you do get the chance to visit, please comment back, I would love to hear what you think of this place, like I said, I think it is my favorite!

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13 responses to “A Sea of Hydrangeas; Yohena Aijsai Garden

  1. We never made it there. I don’t think I even heard about it until the last year we were there and we left the end of June, so we just ran out of time. It’s gorgeous though!

    • You guys managed to fit in so much I am not surprised you missed a couple of things! At least you know its here now if you ever happening to be passing through Okinawa May/June time!!

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  3. I have visited this post so many times, using your link for map it okinawa and remembering it’s name! Love it! It was so lovely!!

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