Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Horikiri Iris garden in katsushika prefecture is the remanent of the historical Horikiri garden.
The Horikiri Iris was one well-known attractions of the Edo period, becoming the subject of one of the “one hundred views of Edo” color prints by Hiroshige.
There are currently 6000 Irises of 200 varieties planted at the garden, especially of the edo period type.
Even the park is no so small (7700 m²), it felt so due perhaps due to being surrounded by housing buildings and the shuto expressway.
The park is quite busy on weekends and on peak period, around the end of June. I visited on a weekday and after the period, so I did not have a view of the park in full bloom, but being able to roam about the garden freely, somehow compensated for it.
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