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The Koiwa Iris Garden is a large patch along the Edogawa River. With about 50,000 iris plants, the garden comes alive with purple, white, and pink irises in late May and June.With irises mainly donated by residents, the garden opened in June 1982. A 5-min. walk from Edogawa Station on the Keisei Line or 25 min. walk from Koiwa Station on the JR Sobu Line. Free admission. I walked from Koiwa Station and saw this sign for the Koiwa Iris Garden (Koiwa Shobu-en).
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Walk further along the Edogawa River and you see this. The iris garden occupies a good-sized area along the river.
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The irises are in full bloom during mid-June.
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Enter here.
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Kanji characters read "Koiwa Shobu-en."
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Shobu (Irises)
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Gate to the Koiwa Iris Garden. Free admission. Open
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The garden has walking paths and a few rest houses. Wheelchair-friendly as well.
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The Keisei train line straddles the garden.
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One large patch has nameplates for various irises.
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Steepled Ripples from the USA.
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Pink Frost from the USA.
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The iris garden also has some hydrangea, but they were withered by the time I visited the garden in mid-June.
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Poster for Koiwa Iris Garden Festival.
   
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