Shirotori Garden
Shirotori Garden
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Steven S
Nagoya, Japan22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
Over my time living in Nagoya, I've come to consider Shirotori Garden to be my favorite place in Nagoya. Granted, that might not be saying much, as this is a city not exactly known for sightseeing. However, this is a lovely place to spend an hour or two on a nice day. Entrance is 300 yen currently. There are multiple areas to view the large ponds with koi fish (you can receive a cup of fish food for 50 yen to feed them), a couple waterfalls, a picturesque tea house, a cafe with great matcha, a small, but adequate bamboo "forest", a lawn, and various plants and trees (each with something to offer over the seasons). I've never seen the garden crowded and usually there is just a small handful of people walking around with cameras in hand. It's also close enough to Atsuta Jingu if you're looking for another nearby place to check out. I highly recommend this garden.
Written February 15, 2019
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Michael N
Nagoya, Japan880 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Solo
The entrance free to this Japanese garden is 300JPY for an adult (as of May 2017), students and groups have discounts. The tickets can be purchased either at the ticket counter, or behind the entrance at the ticket machine. I have notice two people passing through the entrance without paying the fee, but no one seemed to care.
They offer brochures in Japanese and English. Since the brochure was given to me at the ticket counter, I am not sure if they offer also other languages as well. But that does not really matter, since the park can be simply enjoyed. But yeah, if you need informations what do certain part of the park mean, I suggest you read one.

The park itself is very clean and has many nice views. It also offers few vending machines, one restaurant and toilets at the gates. There are also quite many places to sit and enjoy the view. The first waterfall spot is most quiet and secluded, so one can enjoy really quiet atmosphere.
Due to it's nature and a pond, be aware of mosquitoes. Not many, but you will get bitten quite a few times ;)
The information signs are in Japanese and English, so no problem here. I recommend you to listen to the "water harp" as they call it, it is very interesting. Basically water drips down into a jar, which is burried underneath the earth and that makes sound like japanese instrument called "koto".

It can be easily reached from Atsuta Jingu shrine (roughly 20 minutes walk, no problem), or Rokuban-cho station. In my case, I walked from Hibino and it was really a pleasant walk.
Written May 19, 2017
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Shisuca
Kajang , Selangor, Malaysia102 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Family
They decorate it with Christmas decoration as Xmas is coming, i didn't go into the museum as I running out of time. But the garden outside of it was beautiful and clean, It makes me feel so relax to just sit down and enjoy the weather.
Written November 17, 2014
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nm758
Interlaken, Switzerland6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2011 • Solo
The Shirotori Garden is a lovely garden/oasis in the city. Walking around inside it's sometimes hard to believe it is in the city. There's a koi pond in the middle and a number of meandering paths that go around it. In the middle of the park is a tea house and near the back (south) is a nice waterfall.

Getting there is a bit difficult. The closest subway stops are Hibino on the Meiko Line, and Jingunishi on the Meijo Line - the park being about 15 ~ 20 minutes walk from either one. The bus stops closer to the park: from Kanayama station take the bus headed for "Noseki Eki・Minato Kuyakusho" and get off at "Shirotoribashishita" and walk 3 minutes. Or, from Jinguhigashimon take the bus for "Gonno・Nakagawa Shakomae" and get off at "Shirotoribashishita" and walk for 3 minutes.

The park has bathrooms, but no food for purchase. Most of the paths are gravel and some are twisty/turny and narrow making wheelchair access difficult (but not impossible.) The fee is ¥300 for adults (free for junior high school students and younger), and ¥100 for seniors over 65 (with identification.)

If you enjoy long walks, Kanayama is not that far away, and Atsuta Shrine is also quite close.
Written September 13, 2011
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azrealhk
Hong Kong, China253 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
A few stops away from the city at Jingu-Nishi station is a beautiful park. Immediately feel the peace as you stroll through the idyllic garden.
We had an extra morning a decided to come here. We are glad we came. Even my teenaged daughter thought it was beautiful.
If you just stroll through, the gardens can be covered in 1 hour. For a more leisurely stroll 2 hours.
Entrance fee is only 300 yen. It closes at 5pm.
Written August 17, 2018
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BerlynCC
435 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
This place just exudes tranquility! A place to relax, read a book or just ponder.

You can feed the giant koi fishes with just Yen50. Kids below 14 are free while seniors get a discount!

A must visit in Nagoya to have an experience of what Japanese gardens are all about.
Written June 24, 2017
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SQLPenster
Taguig City, Philippines64 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Family
Went here and enjoyed some Japanese snacks in the open lawn area where there were Japanese treats sold in an open market setting. If you are interested, you can also experience the Japanese tea ceremony here. My family enjoyed the serene walk around the garden.
Written May 22, 2017
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Soo K
Hong Kong, China417 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Friends
Delightful Japanese garden that is a real treat for the senses. A getaway place for fresh air, relaxation, and reflection. The traditional Japanese garden with elements of the 4 seasons is a respite from city life to rejuvenate and energise. Though the compound is only 3.7 hectares, you can easily while a few hours in the serene surroundings. The Seiuitei house for traditional tea ceremony leads to a wide and sweeping garden view. Stroll along the paths of bridges, streams and carp ponds. If your are lucky like us, you may chance on kimono-clad Japanese ladies harmonising with the garden backdrop for pretty photos. The restaurant offered tasty seasonal sakura-inspired set lunch, dessert and coffee. During hanami season, the pink-hued weeping willows are a sight to behold. Just slow down, enjoy the garden tranquility and meditate on nature. Entrance fee is JPY300 only. Directions: 10 mins walk from Jingu Nishi station (Meijo subway line). From exit 4, walk straight until you see a river. Look out for the Shirotori Garden banner in Japanese (白鳥庭園) across the river on the right.
Written April 4, 2017
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430mickey
Hong Kong, China14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Family
There is a bit walking distance from the train station but I use the goggle map to walk to there. It is a quite and beautiful Japanese garden. I went there special for the SAKURA and did not disappointing me.
Written June 2, 2016
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Steven R
Rye, Australia1,306 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Solo
A beautiful,well maintained Japanese style garden only 15 minutes walk from the Atsuta Shrine.No mosquitoes this time of the year with lots of colour in the autumn leaves.Only 300 yen entrance fee and well worth spending an hour or so.Streams,waterfalls and ponds to look at.The tea house has a nice selection of deserts and green tea.A night visit would be even more spectacular with lights everywhere.
Written November 11, 2015
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