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Kairakuen Garden

住所

〒310-0033
Ibaraki Prefecture Mito City 1-3-3,Tokiwacho
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営業時間

営業時間:

曜日営業時間
月曜日6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
火曜日6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
水曜日6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
木曜日6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
金曜日6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
土曜日6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
日曜日6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
【Kairakuen Garden 】 February 20th - September 30th: 6am - 7pm October 1st - February 19th: 7am - 6pm 【Kobuntei Villa】 February 20th - September 30th: 9am - 5pm October 1st - February 19th: 9am - 4:30pm
曜日営業時間
月曜日6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
火曜日6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
水曜日6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
木曜日6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
金曜日6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
土曜日6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
日曜日6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
【Kairakuen Garden 】 February 20th - September 30th: 6am - 7pm October 1st - February 19th: 7am - 6pm 【Kobuntei Villa】 February 20th - September 30th: 9am - 5pm October 1st - February 19th: 9am - 4:30pm

Recommended

  • Kairakuen: A Garden for the People

    Kairakuen Garden was established in 1842 by Tokugawa Nariaki, the 9th lord of the Mito Clan, as a place for local people of all statuses to relax and enjoy themselves. Upon entering the garden, visitors are met with an expansive bamboo forest leading down to a bubbling spring. The garden is also home to Kobuntei Villa, an elegant residence designed by Tokugawa Nariaki himself.
  • Kobuntei Villa

    Located in the centre of the gardens, Kobuntei Villa is a two storey, three floor wooden building comprised of a main building for entertaining guests and a single-storey building housing private quarters. The villa is said to have been designed by Tokugawa Nariaki himself and was used to host important figures from literature and the arts, clan retainers and other residents of the Mito Domain for poetry recitals and social events.
  • A World of Light and Shadow

    The gardens at Kairakuen are designed based on the concept of 'light' and 'shadow' or Yin and Yang. The fragrant plum blossoms of early Spring represent the world of light and sunshine while the quiet, subdued beauty of the bamboo forest represents the world of shadow. This contrast is one of the things that makes this garden one of Japan's most famous!

Kairakuen, one of the three most famous gardens in Japan

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Kairakuen Garden is considered to be one of Japan’s three most beautiful gardens, alongside Kenrokuen in Kanazawa and Kourakuen in Okayama. The garden was established in 1842 by Nariaki Tokugawa, the ninth feudal lord of the Mito Domain. Since its construction, the garden has served as a place of relaxation and recreation for the public. Kairakuen is particularly famous for its Plum Blossom Festival (Ume Matsuri), which takes place from the end of February through to early March. The park is home to around 3000 plum trees of 100 different varieties. Cherry blossoms and azalea in the Spring and Japanese bush clovers in the Autumn keep Kairakuen looking beautiful throughout the year.

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