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Ibaraki: Suigo Itako Ayame Matsuri

Ayame (iris) Flower Festival. A million iris flowers of 500 species are in bloom in the garden. Admission is free. Yomeiri-fune (a boat escorting a bride) and local Japanese entertainments are performed during the festival period.

Schedule & Key events:
● every Wednesday
from 11 a.m.: Yomeiri-fune
● every Saturday
11 a.m.-, from 2 p.m.: and from 7:30 p.m.: Yomeiri-fune
● every Sunday
from 11 a.m.: Yomeiri-fune
12-1 p.m. Ayame-odori folk dancing
from 2 p.m.: Yomeiri-fune
3-4 p.m. Itakobayashi festival music
Itakogionsairei-odori dancing

Location: Suigo Itako Ayame-en, Itako, Ibaraki


Access:
JR Kashima Line to Itako Station, and then walk 3 min.


Festival information compiled in cooperation with the Tourist Information Center of the Japan National Tourist Organization. (Shin-Tokyo Bldg. 1F, 3-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; (03) 3201-3331). Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.