Irises at peak bloom in park in Niigata, central Japan

Visitors are flocking to view colorful irises in peak bloom at a park in Niigata Prefecture, central Japan.

The iris festival at the Hyoko Ayame-en park in Agano City features 170 varieties. Over 300,000 irises are on display.

People are taking photos of the flowers tinged with purple, white, yellow and other colors.

The festival will run through June 23.