Mie/Kuwanashi’s “Morotoshi Garden” will hold an “open-to-the-public” event during this autumn season. Let’s walk around the autumn garden.

28.October.2017 | SPOT

The beauty spot of Kuwana, “Morotohshi Garden” will hold an “open-to-the-public” event from the 28th of October to the 30th of November. You can enjoy the 10,000 square meters garden during this autumn season.

 

 “Moroto Garden” is located at the right side of “Ibi River” located in the north-east area of Kuwana and is designated as the national beauty spot since it was built by a local wealthy merchant (this means that the park has high academic value). The garden is opened to the public only twice a year (spring and fall).

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The garden is separated into two sections which are “Kyu Yamadashi Rinsen” located in front of the main building and “Goten Garden” located in front of the Shoin of Goten.

 

 “Kyu Yamadashi Rinsen” is the oldest part inside the garden. The garden is filled with flowers such as Japanese wisteria and azalea.

On the other hand, “Goten Garden” is totally different from gardens built during the Edo Period. This garden is made of pine trees and rocks. Huge rocks brought from Hatori and Shima and blues stones are placed inside the garden therefore the garden has a subtle and profound atmosphere.

 

Why don’t you enjoy the autumn views of these gardens?

 

 

◼︎Information

Morotoshi Teien “open-to-the-public” event in autumn

Address: Morotoshi Garden (18, Taichimaru, Kuwanashi, Mie Prefecture)

Time: 2017,10,28 (Sat.) to 11,30 (Thurs.) 10:00 to 17:00

No holiday

Access: 10 minutes on foot from JR/Kintetsu “Kuwana Station” – Teramachi bus stop.

TEL: 0594-24-1361

URL:http://www.moroto.jp/

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    Writer: Sayuri Mizuno (ASOBISYSTEM)

    Translator: Joshua Kitosi-Isanga

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