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Shobu-numa Koen Park has five patches of irises that bloom in early June. About 140 varieties of irises and over 8,000 irises bloom. Very impressive for a neighborhood park. Near Kita-Ayase Station on the Chiyoda Line subway.
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Map of the park. The iris patches are colored purple.
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They also hold an iris festival on the early weekend in June. I visited before the weekend festival.
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The first patch of irises.
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I went before the weekend so it's not so crowded.
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The park and irises turned out to be very nice. There are also shaded benches to sit and enjoy the flowers. A nice break from my computer screen.
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Waterwheels and irises.
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Irises at Shobu-numa Park in Adachi, Tokyo.
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Irises at Shobu-numa Park in Adachi, Tokyo.
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The irises are accented by some hydrangea at Shobu-numa Park, Adachi, Tokyo.
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Hydrangea and irises at Shobu-numa Park in Adachi, Tokyo.
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Irises in full bloom in early June.
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Kitayama Park entrance.
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Kitayama Park, about a month early for irises. This in mid-May.
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Kitayama Park boasts 170 varieties of irises and about 100,000 flowers. About a 20-min. walk from Higashi-Murayama Station on the Seibu Shinjuku Line. Near Shofukuji temple.
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Map of Kitayama Park.
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Manhole at Higashimurayama, Tokyo.
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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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In June, irises bloom.
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This part of the park is very pleasant with irises in June.
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Irises and hydrangea.
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A variety of irises are planted.
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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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Poster for the Katsushika Shobu (Iris) Matsuri Festival held at Mizumoto Park and Horikiri Iris Garden. 葛飾菖蒲まつり
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I visited Horikiri Garden first, then dashed off to visit Mizumoto Park, a short bus ride from Kanamachi Station. From the bus stop, this little gate points the way to the park.
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Central entrance to Mizumoto Park
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Mizumoto Park is a huge park and the iris garden is also one of the largest.
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Central plaza with food stalls.
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Entertainment stage (I was too late to see any entertainment.)
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A wooden boardwalk is provided to view the irises.
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Small signs next to the flowers indicated the flower's name.
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Katsushika Iris Festival at Mizumoto Park in full bloom.
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About Japanese irises
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Paper lantern written with "Katsushika Iris Festival."
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Former Edogawa River
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Mizumoto Park also has a lotus pond.
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And hydrangeas.
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Tried to get irises and hydrangea in the same shot. Both flowers are associated with the month of June in most of Japan.
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Bridge
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The Keisei Line train also had stickers advertising the iris festival.
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Iris Garden at Horikiri, Tokyo. This card is made of balsa wood. It shows a woman arriving at the garden in a rickshaw. I've seen this photo printed on paper postcards as well. The garden still exists in Tokyo and it's still famous for irises.See photos of the garden today. It's still famous for irises that bloom in June. Hand-colored postcard.
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