At the entrance to the sanctuary, there is a vast garden with approximately 37.000 iris plants (Hana-Shobu) of more than 300 species. From the end of May mid June every year the Hana-Shobu Iris Festival, this festival is held to celebrate the blooming flowers.
During the period of iris festival, many events held on weekends are scheduled to entertain visitors, with stalls selling products from the local market, shows by street artists, tea service and sometimes horseback riding. At night the flowers of Iris are dazzling with night lighting until 21 pm.
Jardim Íris Kamo Festival: May 23 to June 15
About the Garden:
As a tourism development project, Kamo Shobuen started its maintenance in 1965, for 6.300 square meters of land owned by the Kamo Shrine and owned by Toyohashi City. And in 1978, night lighting was installed to make the place more beautiful. And to attract more visitors, in 1988 the Garden was expanded on the east side.
The sanctuary is deeply connected to the famous warrior Tokugawa Ieyasu, and it is said that he visited this sanctuary during the Enshu Invasion and the Nagashino War, he stopped at this shrine to pray.
Toyohashi-shi Kamo-cho Kamiyama 2