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CANCELLED Iris Festival | TOKIGAWA
June 7 @ 09:00 - 15:00Free
The 2020 Iris Festival in Tokigawa Iris Gardens has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus. The Iris bloom in the garden for the month of June. They are relatively near (by car) the lavender fields of Ranzan. Last year I combined a trip to both, plus a visit to the renowned Showa Retro Tamagawa hot spring near the Iris Garden. Please note that the Tokigawa Iris Garden is quite small and only takes about half an hour to enjoy.
Information for the 2019 Tokigawa Iris Festival
The Tokigawa Iris festival is scheduled for a week earlier than last year as the iris are already in bloom. The festival will be on Sunday June 9th 2019. The Tokigawa Iris Gardens are one of only a handful of Iris gardens in Saitama. It is a small local festival, but there will be a taiko performance in the morning and a dance performance in the afternoon.
Iris Festival Performances
- Taiko from 10 am
- Dance from 1 pm
The park is open 24 hours all year round. It is free to enter but they welcome donations. Dogs are permitted in the park, but they must be on a lead. Some of the park is barrier free.
Tokigawa Iris Garden Access
Minutes walk from the JR Myōkaku Station on the Hachiko Line. You can also take a bus from this station, it takes about 3 minutes by bus.
You can take a bus from the west exit of Musashi Ranzan station on the Tobu Tojo line. It takes about 15 minutes. The timetable is here (Japanese only).
20 minutes by car from the Kanetsu Expressway’s Higashimatsuyama Interchange. You can park in the town hall’s car park.
MAP, CONTACTS and URL in the details box below.
For more events in Saitama please see the main events calendar.
The Sanba Gorge
Events by their very nature are tentative. Please do check with the official sources for any last minute changes due to weather or other mitigating factors.