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
(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.