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Horikiri Shobuen Station on the Keisei Line from Ueno Station. The Horikiri Iris Garden is a short walk from here.
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From the train station, just follow the paper lanterns.
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Main road to the iris garden.
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Horikiri Iris Garden paper lantern
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Entrance to Horikiri Iris Garden. Free admission. Next to the entrance is a table with free maps of the garden and local area. Open 9 am to 4:30 pm. Closed during the year end and New Year's period.
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There are little signs indicating the iris species. The non-scientific names are quite pretty. The irises are grown in numerous separate patches which are all number. The garden area is about 7,700 sq. meters.
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Horikiri Iris Garden has about 200 varieties of irises and 6,000 iris plants. The garden is most famous for irises in June. However, the garden also has flowering plants throughout most of the year.
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Horikiri has been famous for irises for centuries. Some hydrangea also in bloom.
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Quite a crowd.
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Horikiri Iris Garden, Katsushika, Tokyo
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All the iris patches are numbered.
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Poem on a rock
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The garden also has a restaurant and tea rooms.
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Ducky
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All the irises have interesting names like "Crane's Feathers."
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The garden's highest point has a small hut as seen on the left.
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View from the top of the hill.
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Hydrangea
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Hydrangea and irises
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Shiga's Bay Waves, Horikiri Iris Garden 滋賀浦波
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Shiga's Bay Waves, Horikiri Iris Garden 滋賀浦波
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Nagaragawa (Nagara River) iris
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Another poem on a rock.
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