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8 Japanese gardens you should visit in Japan

8 Japanese gardens you should visit in Japan

June 10, 2019
Bridges, lakes, hill gardens, and rocks. These traditional gardens full of Japanese aesthetic are popular tourist attractions. Here we've selected some especially popular Japanese gardens from the many throughout the country.

[Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture] Kenrokuen Garden

One of the most representative gardens from the Edo period as well as one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan. It's located in the heart of Kanazawa where you can enjoy the beauty of all four seasons.

兼六園(KENROKUEN GARDEN)

Address石川県金沢市兼六町1-4
Directions「金沢駅」からバスで15分 → 「兼六園下」下車
Business Hours1 Mar-15 Oct 7am-8pm /16 Oct-end of Feb 8am-5pm
Shop HolidaysOpen all year round
Phone Number076-234-3800
Web Site URLhttp://www.pref.ishikawa.jp/siro-niwa/kenrokuen/e/index.html

[Okayama, Okayama Prefecture] Korakuen Garden

Located next to Okayamajo Castle, Korakuen Garden is one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan. Its landscape has changed over time and is reminiscent of the Edo period.

岡山後楽園(OKAYAMA KORAKUEN)

Address岡山県岡山市北区後楽園1-5
DirectionsJR岡山駅から市内電車東山行き「城下」下車徒歩10分
Business Hours20 Mar-30 Sep 7:30am-6pm 1 Oct-19 Mar 8am-5pm
Shop HolidaysOpen all year round
Web Site URLhttp://okayama-korakuen.jp/english/

[Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture] Kairakuen Garden

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Kairakuen Garden is famous for its plum trees and is one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan.
There are approximately 100 different plum tree varieties with a total of 3000 trees within the garden so we highly recommend visiting in spring when they're in bloom!

偕楽園(KAIRAKUEN GARDEN)

Address茨城県水戸市見川1-1251
DirectionsJR常磐線 水戸駅→水戸駅北口偕楽園行きバスで約20分
Business Hours20 Feb-30 Sep 6am-7pm /1 Oct-19 Feb 7am-6pm
Shop HolidaysOpen all year round
Phone Number029-244-5454
Web Site URLhttp://www.koen.pref.ibaraki.jp/foreign_language/en/index.html

[Yasugi, Shimane Prefecture] Adachi Museum of Art

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Voted the most beautiful garden in Japan 15 years in a row. This beautiful garden is said to look like a painting.

足立美術館(ADACHI MUSEUM OF ART)

Address島根県安来市古川町320
Directions安来駅からバスで20分
Business HoursApr-Sep 9am-5:30pm, Oct-Mar 9am-5pm
Shop HolidaysOpen all year round
Phone Number0854-28-7111
Web Site URLhttps://www.adachi-museum.or.jp/en/

[Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture] Ryoanji Temple

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A rock garden with a mysterious composition that is popular with visitors from abroad.

龍安寺(RYOANJI TEMPLE)

Address京都府京都市右京区龍安寺御陵下町13
Directions京福電車「龍安寺」下車 徒歩約8分, 市バス・JRバス「竜安寺」下車 徒歩約1分
Business Hours1 Mar-30 Nov 8am-5pm /1 Dec-end of Feb 8:30am-4:30pm
Shop HolidaysOpen all year round
Phone Number075-463-2216
Web Site URLhttp://www.ryoanji.jp/smph/

[Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture] Ritsurin Garden

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This famous garden, which is designated as a Cultural Property, is the largest of its kind in Japan. There are 6 lakes and 13 hill gardens with over 1,000 pine trees.

栗林公園(RITSURIN GARDEN)

Address香川県高松市栗林町1-20-16
Directions琴電「栗林公園」駅から徒歩5分/ JR「栗林公園北口」駅から徒歩3分
Business HoursDepending on the season (Please check the official website for details.)
Shop HolidaysOpen all year round
Phone Number087-833-7411
Web Site URLhttp://www.my-kagawa.jp/ritsuringarden

[Nara, Nara Prefecture] Isuien Garden

This garden is divided into the Front Garden from the Edo period and the Back Garden from the Meiji period. You can enjoy two gardens with different charms at the same time.

依水園 (ISUIEN GARDEN)

Address奈良県奈良市水門町74
Directions近鉄奈良駅より徒歩約15分
Business Hours9:30am-4:30pm
Shop HolidaysTue (except Apr, May, Oct, Nov)
Phone Number0742-25-0781
Web Site URLhttps://isuien.or.jp/en/index.html

[Fukui, Fukui Prefecture] Yokokan Garden

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This is a quiet and secret place that uses the water from the moat of Fukuijo Castle. This garden has been featured and rated highly in American garden magazines.

養浩館庭園(YOKOKAN GARDEN)

Address福井県福井市宝永3-11
DirectionsJR「福井」駅より徒歩約15分/ すまいるバス「江戸上町」下車 徒歩約3分
Business Hours1 Mar-5 Nov 9am-7pm, 6 Nov-end of Feb 9am-5pm
Shop HolidaysNew Year's holiday
Phone Number0776-21-0489
Web Site URLhttp://fukuisan.jp/en/yokokan/index.html