Suigo Itako Iris Festival
(Suigo Itako Ayame Matsuri)


An early summer flower festival near Tokyo

The organizers have confirmed that this event is GOING ahead.
We're sure this is happening, but 2023 dates and times are not confirmed.


2023 :  19th May (Fri) to 18th June (Sun)

*Annual bloom peak is around June 10th

*All dates & activities are subject to change due to weather and/or unforeseen circumstances. .


The Suigo Ayame Itako Garden is open to public all day.

*All dates & activities are subject to change due to weather and/or unforeseen circumstances.


Light-up : Everyday 18:00-20:00

Traditional Music : Sunday (13:00-13:40)

Boat cruise (30 min) : Tuesday to Sunday (operates on Monday if Monday is a national holiday, but in that case it doesn’t operate on that Tuesday). 1,000 yen pp.

The Bride boat : Wednesdays (11:00), Saturdays (11:00, 14:00. 19:30), Sundays (11:0, 14:00).

*All dates & activities are subject to change due to weather and/or unforeseen circumstances.


Free  (Boat cruise is 1,000 yen)

How to enjoy the Suigo Itako Iris Festival

Picturesque scenery
(Insta worthy!)

Countryside scenery

Fun for a group of friends

Experience Traditional Japan

Enjoy street food

Enjoy 2-4 hours

Girl's Day Out

💐🎀The Happiest 'Happily Ever After' Story Scene🎀💐

Dainty iris flowers 💐 covering the fields. Boats gently rocking on the stream. Brides in beautiful white kimonos 💕. Is there a more joyous sight you could imagine? 😍 Come visit the 💐 Suigo Itako Iris Festival💐 and take a step inside this lovely Japanese fantasy land✨!

800,000 visitors gather every year for this festival🎉 to marvel at the 1 million irises blooming💐. The highlight is the traditional ceremony of the romantic boat ride💕  You can witness the new bride on her way to see the groom. 😍

There will be tons of fun events and performances during the festival 😍 Try the boat rides and costume rentals! The evening illuminations ✨ are a must-see as well!

What to do nearby Suigo Itako Iris Festival

Historical waterways and canals of Itako city

Itako city

Itako city is town with many historical waterways close to Narita Int Airport. The popular Suigo Itako Iris Festival is not to be missed.

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Access (How to get to Suigo Itako Iris Festival)

From Tokyo


1-5 Ayame, Itako, Ibaraki Prefecture 311-2425

〒311-2425 茨城県潮来市あやめ1−5

By Train

Itako Station (JR Kashima Line)

Take the JR Kashima Line bound for Kashima Jingu and get off at Itako Station. The garden is a 3-minute walk from the station.

Use the Japan Transit Planner to find trains.

By Car

Approximately 10 minutes from the Itako IC on the Joban Expressway.

(We highly recommend using public transport due to heavy traffic and limited parking space during the festival)

Contact Details (Event Organizer)

For information about this event please contact the Itako City Industry and Tourism Association directly.
Tel: +81 0299-63-1111 (during the festival, please call +81 0299-63-1187)
Itako City Website  (External Link – English)
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