May/30 - Jun/28, 2020 Suigo Sawara Iris Festival3.7
from 5/30 '20 to 6/28 '20
※Due to the coronavirus concerns, Suigo Sawara Iris Festival has been canceled in 2020.
(The Iris Garden is opened during the period.)
Suigo Sawara Ayame Park is the aquatic botanical garden, located in Katori City, Chiba prefecture and famous spot for viewing flowers, especially Iris in June.
In the 6-hectare garden, about 1.5 million in 400 different varieties of Irises are in full bloom in mid-June, you will be captured by purple, white, pink, blue and other colorful Japanese irises.
Also, you can enjoy viewing the beautiful irises from the sightseeing gondolas sailing in the pond on the garden site. It would be great experience!
On the weekend during the festival period, there are some fun events such as traditional music show or green tea ceremony.
Also, some couples hold their wedding ceremony on the facility site, and this is an old-style and very unique wedding on boat. You shouldn't miss the chance to see a traditional marriage ceremony on boat!
Sawara is a small old town in Katori city, lies in a natural waterway district and developed as logistics base for river transportation to transport the crops during Edo period. Now Sawara is famous for its "Little Edo", a small district of preserved and restored traditional residences, merchant shops and warehouses along a canal.
Dates: May 30 - June 28, 2020
Hours: 8:00 - 18:30
Venue: Suigo Sawara Ayame Park
Addmission: 600yen/adult, 500yen/over 65-year-old, 300yen/kid
Access: take a shuttle bus from JR Sawara Station
*Please check the official website for the latest information.
Purposecouple,experience,Seasonal Flowers,family,sightseeing,let's hang out!
Airport/Sta.Sawara Sta. (about 4.6km) Google Transit
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4.011 months ago
It was a raining and cloudy day when we visited to this park. Crews there are still working hard with enthusiasm to treat all visitors . A Beautiful garden that u can spend 1-2 hours to relax a bit
5.0a year ago
The place is very nice for a walk especially during summer. It’s just next to Tonegawa so you get some cool breeze from the river. There are different types of lotus for those who love them. Entrance fee is ¥800 during the blood iris festival from the end of may to end of June. ¥600 from May to August excluding the blood iris festival time. ¥200 April and from September to November. You can also ride a small boat through the park and view the lovely flowers beside the waterways.There are some stilts for for children to try walk on them. Enough parking space even for people with disabilities, no parking fee.
5.0a year ago
Impressive collection of irises (to be watched in June, gets crowded during the matsuri time). Water lilies, hydrangea, wisteria, etc on top, neatly organized paths, ponds, hills, bridges, boat rides. I had quite hard time to find the entrance (walking from Hitachitone river along the canal towards Yodaura Bay) --- signs on that looong fence around the garden would've been helpful.
4.0a year ago
4stars for effort and hard work of all volunteers to make this small park beautiful.It has cute playground for kids.For my personal taste this park lacks natural trees surrounding it as it is in middle of fields -therefore it feels little artificial.
5.05 months ago