Internatioal Camellia Society, Japan

International Camellia Society】(ICS)

Japanese 】 ( Note : The Japanese version is automatically translated from English to Japanese by Google.)

2025 International Camellia Congress in Tokyo

(Note that there might be some changes in schedule
and in case, the number of the participants is less than 20, the course might be cancelled.)


Higo camellia 'Ōkan' by Masahiro Kobayashi

The next International Camellia Congress will be taken place in Tokyo, Japan in 2025. Though in Tokyo, there is one of the famous islands of camellia in Japan, Oshima, the Oshima town is not big enough for accepting 200 guests. Then, we set the ‘Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo’ as main venue which located in the center of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. The hotel is one of the very best hotels in Japan and the name ‘Chinzanso (椿山荘)’ means ‘Camellia Mountain Hotel’. They are proud of accepting the Congress and will treat us very special guests. There, you can enjoy the beautiful Japanese garden with full of camellias.


Japanese garden of the Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo

To our surprise, Her Imperial Highness Princess Hisako Takamado understood the importance of camellia as one of the Japanese traditional culture and that the participants of the congress from all of the world love not only camellia but also Japan and her culture. Finally she decided to take part in the opening ceremony of our 2025 International Camellia Congress in Tokyo on Mar. 9th at the Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo.

Then, the five courses A, B (pre-congress-tour), C, D (main congress), and E (post-congress-tour) are prepared for the congress. As Oshima is the semi-main place of the congress, we will take every participant to there by dividing into two groups, either B course of the pre-congress-tour or C course of the main congress which include Oshima tour. So please choose one of six combinations, A+C+E, B+D+E, A+C, B+D, C+E or C.

Note that B course is almost same with the Oshima tour of C.

We are waiting you, Camellia friends from all over the world to the home country of camellia, Japan.


Camellia japonica L. (ヤブツバキ)   C. x hortensis 'Otome' (乙女)    'Hasumijiro' (蓮見白)

Pre-Congress Tour

Mar. 6th – 9th, 2025

Course A (Ishikawa and Toyama Pref.) and Course B (Oshima Island Course)

Course A (Ishikawa and Toyama Pref.)

Ishikawa prefecture was severely damaged by the Noto earthquake occurred on Jan. 1st, 2024. By our experience of the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011 and Kumamoto earth quake in 2016, it takes a long time to recover, for example, the Higo camellia and Higo sasanqua gardens in the Kumamoto Castle shall be closed for 30 years. So we had been anxious about the pre-congress tour. But they said that they will be very happy if they have the guests of the International Camellia Congress as a simbol of recovery. We can support them by visiting there as the pre-congress tour of the ICS in 2025.


C. x wabiske '(Kochō) Wabisuke' (胡蝶侘助) 'Tarōkaja' (太郎冠者)   'Miyo-no-sakae' (御代の栄)