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My wife and I never miss visiting a garden on our many trips and this was no exception. The name O-Yaku-En translates to Medicinal Herb Garden and it was quite popular with daimyo in the 1700's. The garden has a very wide selection of herbs....More
I've been to quite a few daimyo gardens (Tokyo, Okayama, Kanazawa) and this is not as spectacular as Kenrokuen or Korakuen. However, on a hot summer day, it was delightfully peaceful and relatively cool. What distinguishes this one is its medicinal garden where ginseng and...More
Oyakuen Garden was a small but immaculately kept garden with a meditation pavilion as its center piece. It only took about 20 minutes to walk around but it was a nice peaceful walk having the place to myself.
Nice little garden, good layout and reasonably maintained. Not many there on our visit. Suffering from the long summer when we were here in October. Suspect it would be a little greener in late spring early summer. With the dearth of much else to do...More