One day excursion to Itako

by Yuki

1. Iris flowers are in full bloom now !

The Ayame or Iris festival is held from May 28th to June 26 at Itako in Ibaraki prefecture about 2 hours train ride from Tokyo.

One day excursion to Itako

2. There are attractions during the festival

One of them is a demonstration of a bride walking through the flowers for wedding on Wensday, Saturday and Sunday at 11 and 14 o'clock during the festival.
One day excursion to Itako
She is riding a boat for wedding.
One day excursion to Itako
 Another attraction is a Japanese dancing with music for the festival at 15 o'clock on every Sunday during the festival.
One day excursion to Itako

3. Other things to do

 You can ride a boat moved by a man or woman with 1000JPY.
One day excursion to Itako
By paying 1400JPY, there is a longer cruise of very narrow canals under 12 bridges.
One day excursion to Itako
There are variety of Japanese sweets you can eat. I ate Kuzukiri with plum sirup which tasted great.
One day excursion to Itako
There are displays of most beautiful iris flowers which you can buy with reasonable price.They will teach you how to bloom beautiful flowers next year.
One day excursion to Itako
If you go there by a JR express train, young girls wearing Kimono welcomes to take a picture with you at the station.
One day excursion to Itako
A map around Itako, sorry in Japanese.If you are interested,please let me know, I can take you until June 26th during the festival.

07 Jun 2016


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I've got the license of tour guide in English in 2013. Since then I attended a volunteer group which is providing a tour in the Imperial Palace East Gardens that used to be Edo castle. I guided more than fifty times in the garden as a volunteer and have deep knowledge of Japanese history and culture.
I was born and grew up in Yokohama and I visited many places with my family. I used to work in Tokyo for more than 20 years. I have more than 20 tours to Hakone and Lake Kawaguchi and have been improving my tour. Therefore, I am sure that I can provide you the most impressive tour around Tokyo. It will be my great pleasure to help you to enjoy your stay in Japan. See you in my tours!! read more


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