Some types of peonies flower both in the spring and in the early winter. Peonies that flower in winter are called “kan-botan” in Japanese. Winter peonies, “fuyu-botan”, are made to flower early for New Year as a symbol of good fortune. The straw covering around the plants protects them against frost. Please enjoy the winter peonies.
Peony Garden of Ueno Toshogu Shrine:
・5 min. walk from JR Ueno Station
・8 min. walk from Tokyo Metro Ueno Station
・6 min. walk from Keisei Line Keisei Ueno Station