Dahlia Bonanza At The Toshogu Shrine

Every fall, this exquisitely curated exhibition happens at the Toshogu Shrine in Ueno Park, at the same place that hosts the eye-popping peony specimens in May.

This “garden” only exists for a few weeks every year, when the patiently nurtured dahlias are coaxed into bloom by their owners and brought to the shrine

Each plant has its own parasol

…to keep the blossoms fresh for as long as possible

So many kinds I’ve never seen before!

Some are frothy hybrids

…and others are brilliantly simple

Even the parasols get into the act, with patterns and colors that complement the flowers

This was the best ¥500 I’ve spent in a long time!

If you haven’t got your dahlia fix quite yet, check out these beauties from when I went to the same exhibit two years ago: In The Japanese Dahlia Garden

The Dahlia Garden is at the Ueno Toshogu Shrine in Ueno Park

Open: Every day, from September 28 – October 27 (2019)

Hours: 9:30 – 16:30

Admission: ¥500


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