One of the five flower festivals of Bunkyo Ward, this time Nezu Shrine takes the spotlight. The Azalea Festival (つつじ祭り, Tsutsuji Matsuri) has over 3,000 flowers and 100 varieties of Azalea (a genus of Rhododendron) that bloom from early April until early May. Performances take place in the grounds of the shrine and there is also small cafe area by the pond where you can enjoy manju dumplings, amazake, and complimentary green tea. The festival runs from 9:00 to 17:30 each day. A ¥200 admission fee is requested to walk through the azalea garden.