[Chichibunomiya Memorial Park]
A cornucopia of seasonal flowers in a park connected with Prince and Princess Chichibu
Chichibunomiya Memorial Park was created at the imperial villa in Gotemba where Prince Yasuhito of Chichibu and his wife lived for about ten years, starting in 1941. (Prince Yasuhito was the second son of Emperor Taisho.) Full of plants and flowers that Prince and Princess Chichibu loved and abounding in beautiful nature in every season, the park is a great place to enjoy a stroll. You can also honor the memory of the old days with a visit to the thatched main house where the imperial couple lived, and a memorial museum where items that once belonged to the Chichibu Imperial Family are on display.
Chichibunomiya Memorial Park was created in accordance with the will of Princess Setsuko of Chichibu.
Upper left: In the memorial museum, visitors can see the Ro-no-Ma (Japanese-style living room with an irori hearth) that the couple actually used. Upper right: Documents and materials about Prince and Princess Chichibu are on display in the memorial museum. Bottom: In early spring, a 130-year-old shidare-zakura cherry tree near the main house reaches full bloom and captivates the hearts of many.
|Address||Higashitanaka 1507-7, Gotemba City, Shizuoka|
|Phone||+81-550-82-5110 (Japanese only)|
|Opening hours||April: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
May, September to March: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
June to August: 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
* Last admission is 30 minutes before closing time.
|Holidays||3rd Monday of the month (the following weekday if the 3rd Monday falls on a public holiday), December 29th to January 1st
* There are some unscheduled holidays. Please see the website for details.
* Open every day in April and November.
|Admission fee||Adults 300 yen
Elementary school students and junior high school students 150 yen
|Access||Take the JR Tokaido Main Line from "Mishima Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 6 minutes, and alight at "Numazu Station". Take the JR Gotemba Line for approx. 35 minutes, and alight at "Gotemba Station". Take the Fujikyuko Bus bound for Gotemba Premium Outlets for approx. 5 minutes, and alight at "Chichibunomiya Kinen Koen".|
|Shuttle bus||Shuttle bus available
* A shuttle bus is available from "Gotemba Station". It does not run on Mondays (The following weekday if Monday is a holiday). Please inquire for details.
updated on Oct 1, 2019
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