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At Machida Yakushiike Park Shikisai no Mori Yakushiike Pond, the 2,000 flowering irises are in full bloom in June. The sight of young flower-picking girls plucking the dead flowers so that beautiful flowers will bloom next year is a seasonal sight. Why not try your hand at picking flowers yourself, ...

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Calling for participants for Iris flower picking experience

At Machida Yakushiike Park Shikisai no Mori Yakushiike Pond, the 2,000 flowering irises are in full bloom in June.

In order to ensure beautiful flowers bloom next year, I wore a navy blue hitoe kimono, an madder-colored sash, and a hat over a hand towel.

The sight of young girls dressed as flower pickers plucking flower stalks is a seasonal tradition at this time of year.

Why not try dressing up in a maiden costume and picking flowers yourself?

Entering the iris fields and seeing the beautiful flowers up close is a privilege reserved only for flower pickers!

What is Machida Yakushiike Park Shikisai no Mori?

About 30 minutes by bus from JR or Odakyu Machida Station.
In stark contrast to the bustling atmosphere in front of the station, there is an area filled with lush greenery.
Machida Yakushiike Park Shikisai no Mori is home to the Yakushiike Pond, which has been selected as one of Japan's top 100 historical parks, and where you can enjoy the scenery of the pond and Taiko Bridge as well as seasonal plants. The Squirrel Garden is home to 200 Formosan squirrels that you can feed and interact with. The West Garden is home to a direct sales store for local vegetables and a popular cafe and restaurant serving local burgers and soft serve ice cream.
There are nine facilities, including the Dahlia Garden, where you can enjoy colorful dahlias as the season changes from summer to autumn.

Iris and Hydrangea Festival

The Shikisai-no-Mori Iris and Hydrangea Festival will be held from June 1st to 30th. At the iris fields of Yakushi Pond, 2,000 irises, including Edo and Higo varieties, bloom one after another, and Machida Tourist Guides will be on hand to guide you through the festival. Iris seedlings will be available for sale, and food trucks will be setting up stalls mainly on weekends. At Ebine-en, a special opening will be held from June 10th to 24th for just the hydrangea plantings. The blue hydrangeas spreading across the slopes look almost like an ocean.

Come to Machida Yakushiike Park Shikisai no Mori to enjoy the moist and beautiful flowers that can only be enjoyed during the rainy season!

Iris flower picking experience

Date and time: Saturday, June 15, 2024, 10:00-12:00 (rain or shine) Venue: Yakushiike Pond, Shikisai no Mori, Machida Yakushiike Park (3270 Nozuta-cho, Machida-shi, Tokyo)
Participation fee: 1,500 yen Capacity: 5 people What to bring: tabi socks How to apply: Title: "Iris flower picking experience"
Please fill in the following information and send it to by email: ①Name ②Address ③Mobile phone number ④Email address ⑤Age ⑥Height ⑦Shoe size.

*Please wear tabi socks when working. Due to the need to prepare shoes, we only accept people with feet up to 26cm.
*You cannot take home the flowers you pick.
*You may become the subject of the photo.

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Machida City is located at the southern end of Tokyo. The city is served by several railway lines, including the JR Yokohama Line, Odakyu Line, Tokyu Denentoshi Line, and Keio Sagamihara Line, and boasts good access with the Tomei Expressway Yokohama Interchange. There are also many universities, making it a lively place for young people. It is a hybrid town where you can enjoy both the bustle and convenience of the city centered around Machida Station and Minami Machida Granberry Park, and the rich nature of the Tama Hills.

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