Last updated: December 21, 2020
Sip matcha tea in a centuries-old Japanese garden
Rakusan-en is a traditional-style landscape garden designed for relaxing strolls. It was created in the Edo period (1603–1868) in honor of a powerful local samurai leader named Oda Nobukatsu (1558–1630).
The perfectly manicured space cleverly incorporates Mt. Momiji, and Mt. Renseki as a borrowed landscape. Its path leads around Konmei Pond and past a scattering of tea houses, including Ryountei—a beautiful place to stop and appreciate the garden while drinking matcha tea.
648-2 Obata, Kanra, Kanra District (Map)
About 10 minutes by taxi from Joshu-Fukushima Station
About 10 minutes by car from Tomioka IC of Joshin-Etsu Expressway
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closes at 4:00 p.m. November to February)
New Year's holidays
300 yen (free for children)
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