Bunkyo-ku in Tokyo holds five flower festivals in a year. They are the Festivals of Plum Flower, Cherry Blossoms, Azalea, Hydrangea, Morning Glory & Chinese Lantern and Chrysanthemum. The third weekend of July is the time for Morning Glory & Mouth Cracker Festival. The venues are Denzu-in Temple for morning glories and Genkaku-ji Temple for Chinese lanterns.
I went there early in the morning so Chinese lanterns were not ready yet. So I skipped Gengaku-ji Temple and went to the Zenko-ji Zaka Slope. This slope stretches out the property of Denzu-in Temple. In the middle of the slope, there is Zenko-ji Temple which is also a part of the venue of Morning Glory Festival. This temple exhibits the unusual types of morning glories.
Go up the Zenko-ji Zaka Slope further more and in front of Denzu-in Temple, there is a very big Aphananthe aspera or oriental elm tree.
Inside Denzu-in Temple is the main venue of the festival where they sell morning glories.
The festival is held until tomorrow, July 23rd.
For More Information on Denzu-in Temple
Address: 14-6 Koishikawa 3-chome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo