About Ueno Toshogu Peony Garden
Ueno Toshogu Peony Garden was opened in April 1980 to commemorate the friendship between Japan and China on the premises of Ueno Toshogu Shrine, where Tokugawa Ieyasu is enshrined.
Currently, 500 peonies of 110 varieties are cultivated in spring and 160 of 40 varieties are cultivated in winter.
Ueno is located in the center of Tokyo, but is full of greenery.
The peony flower is considered to be a symbol of ‘wealth’ and is called ‘Fukihana’ or ‘King of Hundred Flowers’. It is said to have been brought to Japan from China as a medicinal plant during the Nara period. In Chinese literature, the flower became popular in poetry after the prosperous Tang (early 8th century), and in Japanese literature, it appears in many haiku poems as a season word, and is also popular in paintings, patterns, and family crests.
Ueno Toshogu Peony Garden holds various events throughout the year. Please enjoy the garden that changes its expression depending on the season.
・January 1st to mid-February “Winter Peony”
・Mid-April to mid-May “Spring Peony Festival”
・Late September to late October “Autumn Garden of Dahlia Eggplant”
*For details, please refer to each period page please give me.
Announcement of the 44th spring peony festival
The 44th Ueno Toshogu Spring Peony Festival Opening period: Saturday, April 8 to Saturday, May 7, 2023 Opening hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Garden fee:…
Efforts to prevent the spread of infectious diseases (Updated 3/13)
Efforts to Prevent the Spread of Infectious Diseases <<Before Visiting>> In order to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, please cooperate with the following when visiting the garden. ・Wearing a mask…
Announcement of sales of spring-blooming peony seedlings and dahlia bulbs
During the winter peony exhibition scheduled to start on New Year’s Day next year, we will be holding a sales event for spring-blooming peony seedlings and dahlia bulbs. Please take advantage of this opportunity. ⚠&…
Announcement of the 41st winter peony schedule
41st Ueno Toshogu Winter Peonies Opening period: 2023/1/1 (Sun) ~ February 23 (Thu/Holiday) Opening hours: 9:30 am ~ 4:30 pm (admission deadline) Entrance fee …