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Hekinan-City Hekinan City Hana-Shobu Iris Festival
(Hana-Shobu Matsuri)

Date : 05/28/2022 - 06/12/2022

  • Hekinan City Hana-Shobu Iris Festival (Hana-Shobu Matsuri)
  • Hekinan City Hana-Shobu Iris Festival (Hana-Shobu Matsuri)
  • Hekinan City Hana-Shobu Iris Festival (Hana-Shobu Matsuri)
  • Hekinan City Hana-Shobu Iris Festival (Hana-Shobu Matsuri)
  • Hekinan City Hana-Shobu Iris Festival (Hana-Shobu Matsuri)
  • Hekinan City Hana-Shobu Iris Festival (Hana-Shobu Matsuri)
  • Hekinan City Hana-Shobu Iris Festival (Hana-Shobu Matsuri)
  • Hekinan City Hana-Shobu Iris Festival (Hana-Shobu Matsuri)

The Lake and Marshes of Aburagafuchi (Aburagafuchi Kosho) is the largest of such geographical features in Aichi Prefecture. Within the park located in its northernmost area, covering an area of about 18,000 square-meters, lies a garden that is home to about 13,000 Hana-Shobu Iris, symbol flower of the city. The garden includes 80 species of the delicate flowers that have made the city famous for its beauty.
Annually from late May to mid-June the Hana-Shobu Iris Festival, one of the major events of the city, is held with events such as a sketching competition, public access to Oninji Temple's main building, and an Instagram photo contest. After sunset, artificial illumination turns the place into a fantastic sightseeing spot.

While in most parts of the world there’s only the name “iris” for any flower of that family of species, Japan’s irises have distinct names, the most popular ones being “hana-shobu,” with its yellowish hues near the petal base, the “ayame,” with its intricate petal patterns, and the “kakitsubata,” with the whitish, delicate hues.

Event Schedule

■ "Temple Connected to Buddhist Priest Rennyo" Oninji Temple Public Access
Date: Every day during the event period
Holding time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Contents: Art exhibit, goshuin temple stamps (200 yen)
*: Since the temple does not have a priest, goshuin stamps are normally not available.

■ Food Trucks
Date: Every Saturday and Sunday
Holding time: Around 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Place: Aburagafuchi Park (Aburagafuchi Yuenchi)

■ Tea Ceremonies
Date: May 29th (Sunday)
Holding time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Place: Oninji Temple
Fee: 500 yen/seat (includes a Japanese sweet)
Tea ceremony host: Sohen-Ryu Tea Ceremony School, Sugiura Munetoki

■ Metal Work and Lacquer Art Traditional Crafts Exhibition
Date: June 3 (Friday) to 5th (Sunday)
Holding time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
*: Until 4:00 PM on the last day
Place: Nishibata Shita Community Center
Contents: Exhibition and sales of traditional crafts

■ Hekinan Aburagafuchi Sketching Competition
Date: June 5th (Sunday)
Holding time: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Place: Whole area between Aburagafuchi Park (Aburagafuchi Yuenchi) and Oninji Temple
Divisions: Children's division for elementary school students and younger, Adult's division for junior high school students and older
*: In the case of rainy weather, postponed to June 12th (Sunday). Cancelled if the 12th is also rainy.

■ Yatomi's Goldfish Mascot "Escape Mission!"
Date: June 5th (Sunday)
Holding time: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Place: Within Aburagafuchi Park (Aburagafuchi Yuenchi)
Fee: 200 yen per time
*: In the case of rainy weather, postponed to June 12th (Sunday). Cancelled if the 12th is also rainy.

■ Instagram Photo Contest
Post your best photos using the hashtag #碧南3大花まつり2022 on Instagram!

■ Hekinan and #HanaYoriAnko Stamp Rally
A stamp rally where you go around eating foods made with anko red bean paste is held in coordination with Hekinan's flower festivals period! Order anko sweets at 22 participating stores within the city and acquire stamps. Collect four stamps, then enter to win great prizes.


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Date : May 28th (Saturday) to June 12th (Sunday), 2022
Holding time : 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Place : Aburagafuchi Park (Aburagafuchi Yuenchi), Hana-Shobu Iris Garden, Oninji Temple Grounds
Location : 〒447-0083
2 Aburafuchi-machi, Hekinan-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Fee : Free of charge
Parking : Available, free of charge (cap. 140 cars across three locations around the park)
Phone number : 0566-41-3311 (Hekinan City Tourism Association)

Note: This page may not be current due to update time differences between site databases.
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  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    From Kita-Arakawa Station of the Meitetsu Mikawa Line, take the Kuru-Kuru City-Wide Circular Bus (free of charge) to Aburagafuchi Yuenchi (approx. 30 min. ride).
    On Saturdays and Sundays, the Hana-Shobu Matsuri Shuttle Bus (free of charge) runs between Kita-Arakawa Station and Aburagafuchi Yuenchi (approx. 10 min. ride).
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    • Approx. 20 min. from Agui I.C. of the Chitahanto Road.

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