Seizanso

Seizanso, Hitachiota: Address, Phone Number, Seizanso Reviews: 3/5

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Jun 2021 • Solo
Seizansou is in Hitachiota city. The place is surrounded by many trees and is rich in nature. It is very well known to the local people as the place where Mito Komon lived. When I first entered the site, there was a facility called Nishiyama no Sato. You can buy souvenirs and local products there. There is also a restaurant where you can eat lunch.

As I left the building, the garden continued for a while. The irises were in full bloom and very beautiful, and I was very relaxed. There was a gate over there, and I paid the entrance fee there. The admission fee is 1000 yen for adults and 600 yen for elementary and junior high school students. There were some old buildings on the grounds. There were many explanations in the buildings, and it was interesting. However, those who are not interested in history may find it boring.

I felt that the admission fee was high for the facility. I also found it inconvenient to have only one toilet.

The grounds are very large and perfect for a walk. I recommend you wearing sneakers. In addition, the view of the garden changes depending on the season. You should especially go to see the leaves in autumn and the irises in June.
Written July 21, 2021
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AndraYo
Tokyo, Japan1,152 contributions
Great Garden, but Maybe Appealing Only to Mito Komon Lovers
Jul 2020
This is the villa of Tokugawa Mitsukuni, the historian who compiled The Great History of Japan in this 3-mat tatami study. Being of a Shogun family, he was the 'model' for the long-running TV Series Mito Komon (over 1227 episodes over 42 years). He died in the bedroom next door in the year 1700.
The gardens are beautifully landscaped, and the beginning of July had the Japanese irises and hydrangeas blooming around the lake. The grounds are really worth seeing for a feel of traditional Japan.

But the admission price of ¥1200 is too high. The gardens are free, but seeing the house will finish in about 15 minutes. There are posted signs (a total of 5-6) so don't bother with the app for the detailed explanation. Even though I downloaded the app ok, it quickly became lost in the app "catalog" it was loaded in.

Points of Interest--1. my friend was repeating about the bamboo gate, not a sliding one but one that was overhead.
2. In front of the villa looking South the pond has been landscaped to make the Kanji 心 (Heart).
3. I liked the irises on the roof.
Written July 17, 2020
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