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Tagajo Castle Site Iris Festival

June 15–29, 2019

多賀城跡あやめまつり | Tagajo Castle Site Iris Festival

Millions of purple iris flowers against the backdrop of Tagajo Castle Site

  • Mark the start of summer by making your way over to Tagajo Castle’s Ayame-en (Iris Park) to walk in fields of three million gorgeous iris flowers in over 800 types. On Saturday and Sunday, visitors can also enjoy stage events, an outdoor tea ceremony, flower pressing, and other activities. The festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Also be sure to take a stroll around the site where Tagajo Castle once stood. Built in 724, it served as the provincial capital from the Nara period to the Heian period. The castle, surrounded by 1-km long walls on all four sides, stood on a hill offering a sweeping view of Sendai Bay. Located nearby is the Tohoku History Museum, which provides a comprehensive look at the history of northern Japan.
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MAIN LOCATION

Tagajo Castle Site Ayame Garden

ADDRESS

Tateishi Ichikawa, Tagajo, Miyagi 985-0864

ACCESS BY PUBLIC TRANSIT

5-min. walk from Kokufu-Tagajo Station (JR Tohoku Main Line)

EVENT PARKING

Yes, but public transportation is recommended.

OFFICIAL URL

http://www.city.tagajo.miyagi.jp/kanko/shiseki/kanko/ayamematsuri/ayamematuri.html

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