Awara Kitagata Lakeside Iris Garden

This Iris Garden is located adjacent to Lake Kitagata.
The garden grows over 300 varieties of iris, and over 200,000 irises in total. Early-mid June is the ideal viewing period.
Mid-June is when the 'Awara Kitagata Lakeside Iris Festival' is held.
There they sell melons, watermelons, iris bundles and other special products, as well as host stage performances.
The eel kabayaki made from freshly caught eel from Lake Kitagata is a particular highlight.