Irises at Lake Kagurame

Gorgeous blooms in a pristine mountain setting

By Mandy Bartok    - 1 min read

Every June, the watery marshes around Lake Kagurame outside of the city of Beppu come alive with hundreds of blooming irises. The purple flowers, ranging in hues from white to indigo, can be best viewed from the boardwalks constructed through the flower beds. There is also a walking path around the entire lake, which connects to one of the longer Kyushu Olle hiking courses. Parking is just outside the lake, so be prepared for the 10 minute walk from the lot to the flower fields.

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Mandy Bartok

Mandy Bartok @mandy.bartok

Japan resident for 9 years, with time spent in Okinawa, Kumamoto and Tokyo.