ational Historic Site
The stones and plants in this beautiful garden were brought here in the seventeenth century from the Sento Imperial Palace, once part of the Kyoto residence for retired emperors. The garden is celebrated for its many Japanese irises (Iris laevigata), which bloom in an explosion of violet petals in May, to the delight of visitors.
Meisho Garden (national historic landmark). The Japanese irises start to look their best in May.