Kamo Hana-Shobu Iris Garden - Hana-Shobu Iris Festival
Date : 05/23/2020 - 06/07/2020
The 2020 Hana-Shobu Iris Festival has been cancelled.
A Beautiful Iris Garden
The Kamo Shrine is believed to have been built in the year 729 CE, and as such has deep traditions and a long history. It is said that when Tokugawa Ieyasu and his armies marched to Enshu, and when heading for the Battle of Nagashino, he stopped by this shrine and prayed. At the entrance to the shrine there's a vast garden with about 37,000 stubs of Hana-Shobu Irises of over 300 species. From late May to mid-June, the Hana-Shobu Iris Festival is held to celebrate the blooming flowers.