Yokosuka Travel Guide

Event 2023.05.02

Kanagawa’s Yokosuka Shobuen Iris Garden: Wisteria Fuji Festival, Enjoy Stunning Blossoms

The “Fuji Matsuri” (Wisteria Festival) will be held at “Yokosuka Iris Garden Shobuen.” The garden boasts 11 varieties and 250 wisteria plants, offering visitors a graceful welcome!

About Yokosuka Iris Garden Shobuen

Yokosuka Iris Garden Shobuen

Yokosuka Shobuen is one of the largest iris gardens in Japan. From late May to late June, 412 varieties and 140,000 irises bloom on the garden’s 3.8-hectare grounds.

In June, the “Hana Shobu Matsuri” (Iris Festival) is held to celebrate the iris blooms. Every Sunday during the festival, a “koto” (Japanese harp) concert is also held.

In addition to irises, there is a “Wisteria Garden” with 11 varieties and 250 plants, a “Weeping Cherry Blossom Garden,” and other flower gardens that can be enjoyed throughout the year.

The visitor center has a restaurant that can accommodate up to 100 people, an exhibition room, and a rest area (where visitors are allowed to bring their own lunch).

Event Details

The Wisteria at Yokosuka Iris Garden Shobuen in Kanagawa prefecture.

Saturday, April 22, 2023 – Friday, May 5, 2023
April (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
May (9:00 AM – 7:00 PM)

Location: Yokosuka Iris Garden Shobuen
Address: 18-1 Abekura, Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan

About Special Events

On April 22nd (Sat), there will be a performance of South American ethnic music.

On April 30th (Sun), there will be a taiko drum performance.


Adults: 320 yen
Children (elementary and junior high school students): 100 yen


  • From JR Kinugasa Station, take the “Shobuen Loop” bus (approx. 10 minutes) and get off at “Shobuen” stop (runs every 1-2 times per hour).
  • From JR Kinugasa Station, take the bus “Ikegami via Yokosuka Station,” “Shioiri Station,” or “Zushi Station” (approx. 5 minutes), get off at “Ikegami Chu-gaku” stop, and walk for 20 minutes.
  • From Keikyu Shioiri Station, take the bus “Ikegami via Kinugasa Station” (approx. 15 minutes), get off at “Ikegami Chu-gaku” stop, and walk for 20 minutes.

Direct Bus from Shioiri Station!

Period of Temporary Bus Service:
April 22 (Sat) – May 5 (Fri, holiday)

Departure location: Temporary pole at Shioiri Station Bus Stop #5

*All buses are direct and do not stop on the way.

For bus inquiries, please contact Keikyu Bus Iigusa Office

Bus schedule

■Shioiri Station to Yokosuka Iris Garden Shobuen (Weekdays, Saturdays, Holidays)

TIMEDeparture from Shioiri Station
09 AM
10 AM00 20 45
11 AM00 20 40
12 PM00 15
01 PM00 40
02 PM20 40
03 PM00 20 45
04 PM00 20 45
05 PM

■Yokosuka Iris Garden Shobuen to Shioiri Station (Weekdays, Saturdays, Holidays)

TIMEDeparture from Yokosuka Iris Garden Shobuen
09 AM
10 AM15 35
11 AM00 15 35 55
12 PM15 30
01 PM15 55
02 PM35 55
03 PM15 35
04 PM00 15 35
05 PM00


Official Website: Yokosuka Iris Garden Shobuen
Inquiries: 046-853-3688 (Management Office)


Hosted by Yokosuka Greening Landscaping Cooperative, designated manager of Shobuen Iris Garden.