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Rakujuen Park

Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Large and spacious garden

It's a very large garden, that I would say gives a vibe closer to that of a park, in Japanese... read more

Reviewed December 28, 2018
Matan K
Jerusalem, Israel
Not well maintained, but worth to view

Most visitors are travelling with young children. There are a few attractions for children, such as... read more

Reviewed April 28, 2018
Lilian L
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“large pond”(2 reviews)
“mini zoo”(4 reviews)
“pony rides”(2 reviews)
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19-3 Ichibancho, Mishima 411-0036, Shizuoka Prefecture
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

The highlight is the old historical building with a large pond in front. The view is quite nice. You can only go into the building by guided tour (every hour). As this place turned into a place where the citizens rest, there is a mini...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 28, 2018

It's a very large garden, that I would say gives a vibe closer to that of a park, in Japanese terms. It has some cafes, nice walking trails and some activities for kids like an old train car on display. I visited in November and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Matan K
Reviewed December 19, 2018 via mobile

We were really excited to visit and had expected to see a well kept zoo with contented animals. Alas, this zoo was not well maintained, the exhibits appeared haphazard and the animals were starving. They did not appear happy and had their ribs showing. It...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed April 28, 2018

Most visitors are travelling with young children. There are a few attractions for children, such as Thomas train.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Lilian L
Reviewed March 5, 2018

Rakuju-en Garden is very pleasant, although it could use more upkeep. Listed in "Hidden Gardens of Japan" THE photo essay and reference for finding unspoiled gardens in Japan minus the tour bus mobs available on Amazon US and Amazon Japan

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank John L
Reviewed October 11, 2017

We enjoyed the quiet park located just opposite the Mishima Railway station. It had a fine range of vegetation, museum, zoo, fun mirrors, snack bar,. There was an antique steam engine and pony rides for the kids

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 4, 2017

The most fascinating aspect of this park was the dry pond. Apparently these days the pond is often empty, but this allows one to see the various volcanic rocks that would otherwise be submerged. The structure on stilts over the pond's edge looked interesting from...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across the park by accident on the way to Fujinomiya. We were so glad that we got off the train at Mishima! Many of the plants are labelled with scientific names as well as Japanese names. The scenery is spectacular. There are shrines...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank 879laurelf
Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

A scenic park in the city; many trees are labeled with Japanese and with English names. Bring binoculars to spot birds. Woodpeckers are there but I was unable to see them to identify. There is also a small amusement park for kids, and a cafe,...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

You can watch some Japanese traditional architectures in this park. You can also watch inside of these houses with guide. (without any extra charge)

Date of experience: March 2016
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January 15, 2016|
Response from Flowersun01 | Reviewed this property |
I think it is no problem (as long as you keep the park clean ;-) There is a small restaurant inside the park as well, at the station entrance