Get in touch with a century of history, and nature that is beautiful in every season
The park was originally built in the Taisho period (1912-1926) as a holiday retreat for Kazuchika Okura, the first president of Nihon Touki (now Noritake Company Limited). It is said that in 1927, Prince Tsunenori of Kaya, who commanded the 3rd cavalry regiment of the 3rd Division of the Japanese Imperial Army, visited the Okura residence. Go through the thatched gate with an air of history about it, and find yourself in an elegant garden that is filled with nearly 2,800 azaleas in the spring, hydrangeas in the early summer, and autumn foliage in the fall, each a delight for the eyes. The rest house and thatched gate are nationally registered Tangible Cultural Properties, and you can also find an air raid shelter that was built during World War II at the rest house.
The thatched gate has been rethatched three times since it was built, and maintains its proud form
Upper left: Walking through the park is all the more fun when tree leaves turn bright, warm colors in fall, Upper right: The thatched gate is roughly five meters tall, three meters wide, and four meters long, Bottom: 2,800 azaleas in full bloom fill the park in spring
|Address||Momoyamacho 5-74, Obu City, Aichi|
|Phone||Commerce, Industry, and Labor Affairs Section, Industrial Promotion Division, Obu City
+81-562-45-6227 (Japanese only)
|Opening hours||January to February, November to December: 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
March to April, September to October: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
May to August: 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
|Holidays||Open every day|
|Access||Take the JR Tokaido Main Line, Rapid or New Rapid, from "Nagoya Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 17 minutes, alight at "Obu Station" and walk for approx. 15 minutes.|
updated on Mar 25, 2019
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