JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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Most viewed - Horikiri Iris Garden 堀切菖蒲園
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Horikiri Iris Garden, Katsushika, Tokyo262 views
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Horikiri Shobuen Station on the Keisei Line from Ueno Station. The Horikiri Iris Garden is a short walk from here.161 views
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From the train station, just follow the paper lanterns.102 views
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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.102 views
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Main road to the iris garden.94 views
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Quite a crowd.94 views
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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.92 views
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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.90 views
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Shiga's Bay Waves, Horikiri Iris Garden 滋賀浦波83 views
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Horikiri has been famous for irises for centuries. Some hydrangea also in bloom.82 views
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Shiga's Bay Waves, Horikiri Iris Garden 滋賀浦波69 views
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Horikiri Iris Garden paper lantern67 views
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Another poem on a rock.66 views
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View from the top of the hill.64 views
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All the iris patches are numbered.63 views
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The garden also has a restaurant and tea rooms.54 views
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Nagaragawa (Nagara River) iris54 views
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The garden's highest point has a small hut as seen on the left.47 views
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Hydrangea46 views
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Hydrangea and irises43 views
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Poem on a rock41 views
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Ducky41 views
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All the irises have interesting names like "Crane's Feathers."40 views
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