Best Gardens In Japan

Here're best Gardens in Japan. We released a ranking of reviews about Gardens posted by travel influencers who have actually been to Japan.

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Kansai

Address:540 Ohara Koin-cho Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Access:By bus, 60 min from Kyoto Station to 'Ohara Bus Stop', then 10 min walk. By car, 20 min from Mano IC. There's no parking area, you can use toll parking lot nearby.

Tel:075-744-2531

Hours:8:30-17:00

Top Review:A Mossy Garden Of Sanzen-in Temple With A Child Jizo Can Heal Our Mind

Sanzen-in Temple is located at Kyoto Ohara where has the beautiful nature in each season. Its garden is covered with moss and you can leave the daily life in front of the beautiful and comfortable scenery. A lovely Warabe Jizo (a stone image with child face) makes us feel at ease.

Chugoku

Address:1-5 Korakuen Kita-ku, Okayama-shi, Okayama, Okayama-shi, Okayama

Tel:086-272-1148

Hours:7:30-18:00,8:00-17:00

Top Review:One Of The Three Best Japanese Garden With 3 Michelin Star

Koraku-en is one of the three best Japanese garden and has won three stars in Michelin Green Guide Japan. From around the ponds, small hill and everywhere you can see the beautiful garden scene that can be said to 'simple is best'.◎Entrance fee: adult 400yen It's also good to look Okayama Castle just behind the garden together.

Shikoku

Address:1-20-16 Risturin-cho, Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa, Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa

Access:3min walk from JR Ritsurin Koen North Station, 10min walk from Kotoden Ritsurin Koen Station. 3min walk from JR Ritsurin Koen Kitaguchi Station. The nearest bus stop is Ritsurin Koen Mae. By car, 30min from Takamatsu Airport, 15min from Takamatsu Chu'ou IC.

Tel:087-833-7411

Hours:7:00-17:00,5:30-19:00

Top Review:Hiraiho, An Art Of Japanese Spirit

Kyushu・Okinawa

Address:9700-1 Yoshino-cho, Kagoshima-shi, Kagoshima

Access:By car, 20min from Kagoshima Chuou Station, 40min from Kagoshima airport, 10min from Sakurajima Ferry Pier, 30min from Aira IC. By bus, 30min from Kagoshima Chuou Station.

Tel:099-247-1551

Hours:8:30-17:30

Top Review:Kagoshima's Beautiful Garden Taking Sakurajima & Kinko Bay As The Background

Sengan-en is a garden of the old Satsuma Clan since Edo Period. Outside the garden, there're beautiful blue Kinko Bay and big Sakurajima Mountain! You can see the scenery of Kagoshima such as cherry blossoms in spring. Also, they prepare massive kinds of local souvenir like Satsuma Kiriko Glass.

Hokkaido・Tohoku

UENO FARM

3 Review

Address:186-16 Nagayama-cho, Asahikawa-shi, Hokkaido

Access:15 min walk from Sakuraoka Station. By car or taxi, 25 min from Asahikawa Airport, 140 min from Shin Chitose Airport, or 120 min from Sapporo Station.

Hours:10:00〜17:00

Top Review:Rainbow Colored Bench Has Just Appeared! A Lovely Garden Of A Famous Gardener

This garden belongs to a famous gardener Sayuki Ueno who designed 'Wind Garden' as one of the Hokkaido Garden Path. The rainbow-colored bench has just appeared on Shateki Mountain in the site! The lovely flowers and the colorful bench, you can find many instagenic spots here.

Kanto

Address:605−4 Onuma-aza Mawatari, Hitachinaka-shi, Ibaraki

Access:Bus: 29min from JR Katsuta Station, or 10min from Ajigaura Station. Get off at 'Kaihin Koen Nishiguchi'. Car: get off the speedway at Hitachi Kaihin Koen IC.

Tel:029-265-9001

Hours:9:30-17:00

Top Review:Light Green Kochia Only Seen In Early Autumn

Light Green Kochia has a lovely plump shape and soft touch. You can enjoy walking around in the forest of lovely kochia.

Tokai

Address:Tokugawa-cho Higashi-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi

Access:10 min walk from JR Osone Station. Bu bus from Nagoya Station , 30 min to Tokugawa Museum or 20 min to Tokugawa-en Shindeki. By car or taxi, 20 min from Nagoya Station. Parking area is available.

Tel:052-935-8988

Hours:9:30-17:30

Closed:Mon

Top Review:A House Of Owari Tokugawa Family. A Historical Japanese Garden Made In The Glossy Leaved Forest

Waterfall sounds cutting off the bustle of a big city. Vivid green plants changing its tone with the season. Put yourself into the silence that you never think you're in a big city. I think it proper that here was once a retired house for the lord of Owari area.

Koshinetsu

Address:3077-20 Kawaguchi Fuji Kawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi

Tel:0555-20-4111

Hours:9:00-17:30

Top Review:J'aime! Paris Garden With Collaboration Of Lake Kawaguchi & Mt.Fuji

Among European buildings, Lake Kawaguchi and Mt.Fuji become a part of the borderless scenery. Anywhere in the French style garden with flowers and trees beautiful throughout a year is very photogenic! Walking in a rose garden at its peak in June, you can feel like being a Parisienne!◎Open: 9:00-17:30 (entrance till 17:00) Discount coupon is available in official HP. Parking lot: free It's also nice to use a retro bus from Kawaguchi-ko Station, 1st Bus Stop

Hokuriku

Address:1 Kenroku-machi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa

Access:10 min by bus from Kanazawa Station. By car, 30 min from Kanazawa Nishi (West) IC, 30 min from Kanazawa Higashi (East) IC, or 20 min from Kanazawa Morimoto IC.

Tel:076-234-3800

Hours:7:00-18:00,8:00-17:00

Top Review:The Oldest Fountain in Japan Made By Natural Water-Pressure

The oldest fountain is made by water pressure from elevation difference of the pond as own source. And it is made in the Edo period, so I'm surprised at the skill.

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