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Tokyo: Katsushika Shobu Matsuri

Shobu (iris) Flower Festival. There are 6,000 iris roots in Horikiri Shobuen and 14,000 iris roots in Mizumoto Park. Various events are scheduled during the festival period.

Schedule & Key events:
● June 4 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nodate in Mizumoto Park
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nodate in Horikiri Shobuen
10 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Taiko performance in Horikiri Shobuen
10:45 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Koto (Japanese harp) performance in Horikiri Shobuen
3:15 p.m.-4 p.m. Taiko performance in Horikiri Shobuen
● June 10 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nodate in Mizumoto Park
● June 11 9:30 a.m.-2:35 p.m. Parade of Japanese folk dance and taiko in the neighborhood of Horikiri Shobuen
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nodate in Mizumoto Park
● June 17 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nodate in Mizumoto Park
● June 18 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nodate in Mizumoto Park

Location: Horikiri Shobuen, Mizumoto Park, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo


Access:
(1) Horikiri Shobuen: Keisei Line to Horikiri-Shobuen Station, and then walk 10 min.; (2) Mizumoto Park: JR Joban Line or Keisei Line to Kanamachi Station. From there, take bus to Mizumoto Koen Bus Stop, and then walk 5 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.