JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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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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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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