This garden is in the Suigoh-Tsukuba national park. The area is about six hectares with plants in the waterside such as iridaceous, lotus etc.
In June, 1.5 million Iris blooms here -- this number is No.1 in Orients --, and iris festival in Sawara is held.
In July, The Lotus flower festival that collects 300 kinds or more un usual Egyptian beans from China is held.
You can come round with the boat in the garden for the period of iris festival in Sawara.
Wisteria flower viewing is done in the first ten days of May. The tunnel of the wistaria of 100m in length is a masterpiece.
Do you understand the difference among "Ayame", "Kakitsubata", and "Hanashoubu"? You would understands surely if coming here. The scene from the boat is the best.
The Sawara Aquatic Botanical garden
1837-2, Oogishima, Katori City
Mondays and year end-new year
open everyday in May - August.
Iris festival in Sawara 8:00-19:00(to 21:00 on the weekend)
Lotus flower festival 8:00 - 16:00
Other periods 9:00 - 16:30
May-August, excpt Iris festival period : adult 500 yen (group [over 20] : 400yen each), below junior high school student : 250 yen,(group [20 people or more] : 200 yen each)
Period of Iris festival: adult 700 yen (group [over 20] : 600 yen each), below junior high school student: 350 yen(group [over 20]: 300 yen each)
September-April : adult 200 yen (group [over 20] : 150 yen each), below junior high school student: 100 yen(group [over 20]: 70 yen each)
By train and bus : Getting off at Sawara Station, JR Narita-line. And on Kan-Tetsu sightseeing bus for Itako, getting off at Aquatic Botanical garden, 5 minutes on foot.
The bus : about six a day.
By car : Higashi Kanto Expressway, 20 minutes from Sawara-Katori exit, or 25 minutes from Taiei exit.
By High-way bus: Kanto Railways Green Bus from Tokyo Station for Hokota-station, getting off at Yodaura, Aquatic Botanical garden, 5 minutes on foot.
Keisei bus, from Hamamatsu-cho, or Tokyo-station, by way of Sawara, for Choshi, getting off at Sawara station north exit.
The shuttle bus has been operated from Sawara Station to the garden for the Iris festival period. (adult 500 yen)
Free parking, 1000 standard-sized cars, 40 large-size cars
Fish boiled in soy sauce, Pickles, Local sake, Sweet potato cake, and Japanese cloth etc.
Katori City Sightseeing division; Tel.0478-50-1212
The Sawara Aquatic Botanical garden; Tel.0478-56-0411
There is a rest room for the physically handicapped person.
生活経済部 商工観光課 観光班
〒287-8501 千葉県香取市佐原ロ2127番地 (市役所3階）