Kairaku-en Garden

Travel Guide - Kairaku-en Garden


Kairaku-en is one of the three great Japanese gardens in Japan, along with Koraku-en in Okayama and Kenroku-en in Ishikawa.
The park was made by Shogun Tokugawa Nariaki in 1842 and named "Kairaku-en", which means a place where everyone can enjoy.

Kairaku-en is famous for 3,000 plum trees which are full in bloom in February.
You can catch a glimpse of the elegant lifestyle of the Daimyo (feudal lords) of the time at the Tokugawa Shogunate Nariaki's second home “Kobuntei”.

Opening Hours

  • Kairaku-en Garden: 6:00 - 19:00 (February 20 - September 30)
  • Kairaku-en Garden: 7:00 - 18:00 (October 1 - February 19)
  • Kobun-tei villa: 9:00 - 17:00 (February 20 - September 30)
  • Kobun-tei villa: 9:00 - 16:30 (October 1 - February 19)

Access / Public Transport

  • 20 minutes from JR Mito Station by the bus bound for Kairakuen-mae.Get off at Kairakuen-mae Bus stop.
  • Short walk from JR Kairakuen Station (Only available during Ume Festival)

Address / Location

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