Itako is located approximately 80 kilometers away from Tokyo,
the venue for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and it
takes about 70 minutes by expressway bus. Blessed with rich
nature surrounded by rivers and lakes, the city is in a quasi-national
park called Suigo-Tsukuba Kokutei Park.
In early summer, Suigo-Itako Iris Festival takes place in
Suigo-Itako Ayame-en garden where 1 million iris plants of 500
varieties are grown, and lots of visitors enjoy viewing the
beautiful flowers of purple, white and yellow at their peak.
Particularly, Yomeiri-bune (a bride in a wedding gown on a boat),
a traditional wedding ceremony, is a must-see event during the
festival. You will be relaxed in a friendly atmosphere unique
to the riverside area where time goes by slowly.
üčéhéméeénélé`éséhéném Itako City Office
626, Tsuji, Itako-shi, Ibaraki, 311-2493, Japan