Things to do / Traditional festivals

Tokyo: Katsushika Shobu Matsuri

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

Schedule & key events:
Horikiri Shobuen
● June 2
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Taiko performance
Koto performance
● June 7 & June 8
7 p.m.-9 p.m. Flowers are illuminated
● June 9
9:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Parade of Japanese folk dance in park area

Mizumoto Park
● June 2, 8, 9, 15 & 16
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nodate

Location: Horikiri Shobuen, Mizumoto Park and others, 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.