What does it take to create the perfect Japanese garden? The simple answer is spaciousness, tranquility, artifice, antiquity, water features and panoramas. In Kenrokuen all of these attributes can be enjoyed. The center point is the Kasumigaike Pond with it's iconic stone lanterns. However venture further in and you will find the delightful plum grove with twenty varieties of blossoming fruit trees and a trickling stream. Close by is the Shigure-tei teahouse. Take off your shoes, step into the tatami matted room and meditate on the framed vistas of the garden whilst sipping green tea and nibbling on a Japanese sweet.
The garden has a high abundance of Onix.
Located in the Nomura House and therefore owned by this family of samurai tradition, these gardens are reputed to be the most beautiful of the Nagamachi neighborhood. They have a koi pond, rocks and vegetation following the ancient Japanese customs. The garden is full balanced, elegant and harmonious, all key elements identified by the samurai and Buddhism.