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Kairakuen Garden

One of Japan’s three famous gardens. The 32-acre garden that incorporates natural scenic beauty has many spots that reflect the original designs.

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Japanese garden

Built by Mito Domain’s 9th feudal lord, Tokugawa Nariaki. One of Japan’s three famous gardens along with Kenrokuen in Kanazawa and Korakuen in Okayama.

The almost 32-acre garden has many tourism spots. Entering from the east gate, you will see the wooden two-layer, three-story Kobuntei, Nariaki’s second residence. The simple structure with a wooden board and thatched roofs is clean and elegant. A stone foundation, chessboard and table stone are laid at Senekidai at the southern edge of a hill, looking down at the scenic Senba Lake. There remains Nangai-no-Dokutsu, a cave where the tuff used for building waterways and wells were mined. It lets you think of the old days when the cave supported Mito Domain’s enterprise.

Stop by at the monument with a poem on the snowy Senba Lake at dusk, the monument of a poem made by Masaoka Shiki who visited here in the late 1800s, the bamboo forest that remains green throughout the year, or 800-year-old Taro cedar.

In early spring, about 3000 plum trees in almost 100 species bloom. Between mid-February and late March, the annual Mito Plum Blossom Festival is held.

Highlights

  • Mito Domain’s 9th feudal lord, Tokugawa Nariaki created the neat garden.
  • Simple and elegant Kobuntei is the symbol of this garden.
  • There are an evergreen bamboo forest and 800-year-old Taro cedar.
  • In early spring, the annual Mito Plum Blossom Festival is held.

Photos

  • Nangai-no-Dokutsu cave

    Nangai-no-Dokutsu cave

  • The monument with Masaoka Shiki’s poem

    The monument with Masaoka Shiki’s poem

  • Senekidai at the southern edge of a hill Kobuntei

    Senekidai at the southern edge of a hill Kobuntei

  • Kobuntei with the thatched roof

    Kobuntei with the thatched roof

  • The inner hall with a thatched roof

    The inner hall with a thatched roof

  • The intriguing shady world of bamboo forest

    The intriguing shady world of bamboo forest

Reviews

9
  • 曹錦

    坦白說不是對的時間來真的沒什麼好期待的。

  • Keny Giri

    日本三大名園之一,一直以來都以種植多株梅花聞名,來到水戶市不能錯過的景點。

  • Nieves

    the beauty of nature is so relaxing with greens and flowers to landscapes amazing place.

  • 吳幼靜

    日本有名的三大名園之一,另外兩個為金澤兼六園和岡山後樂園。

  • 安晴

    第一次來這麼浪漫的地方讓我想起電視演的冬季戀人我好像是裡面的女主角

  • 張函函

    這裡怎麼拍都感覺美,早晚的美都不一樣😍

  • 嚴城旭

    這個畫面有如 偶像劇般的真是美極了

  • 陳V

    這裡真的美的像幅畫,置身其中還能隱約聞到梅花的香味,真的推薦大家來一賞梅花的風采

  • 楊小涵

    這裡的風景也太美了,過年後來約家人一起去玩玩看風景

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Details

Name in Japanese
偕楽園
Postal Code
310-0033
Address
1 Tokiwacho, Mito City, Ibaraki
Telephone
029-244-5454
Holiday
Always open
Hours
6:00am-7:00pm(October-February 19th: 7:00am-6:00pm)
Admission
Adults 300 yen, Children 150 yen
Directions
From JR Mito Station of any line, ride Ibaraki Kotsu Bus or Kanto Railway Bus for 20 min.
Credit Cards
Not accepted
Official Website
Official Website (English)