Japonia Hortus

key to understand the Japanese garden

Gardens in Kanto


Name of the Garden
Rating: five star maximum (how much I recommend)
Address: in Japanese character; you can copy and paste to English google map
Latitude and longitude: use for google map or smartphone applications
Phone number: use for contact or car navigation system
Designer: if known, names in Japanese order, family name before given name
Size: large, medium, small
Type: see history of Japanese garden chapter
History: period of constraction, if known
Cost: by Japanese Yen
Note: extra information
Photo of the Garden
Links on the garden name and photo which lead you to
more and bigger photos. Also, a map of the garden is put
in there.

Ibaragi-ken

Seizan-so 西山荘
☆☆☆
常陸太田市新宿町590
36.541963, 140.506835
0294-72-1538
Tokugawa Mitsukuni 徳川光圀
Large
Tea garden
Edo period
\780
Photo taking is limited to personal use


Kairaku-en 偕楽園
☆☆☆
水戸市常磐町1-3-3
36.374676, 140.452639
029-244-5454
Tokugawa Nariaki 徳川斉昭
Large
Daimyo garden
Edo period
Free

Gassan-ji 月山寺
☆☆☆
桜川市西小塙1677
36.364726, 140.146322
0296-75-2251
Medium
Water garden
Contemporary
Gratuity


Shunpu-Banri-so 春風萬里荘
☆☆☆
笠間市下市毛1371-1
36.364412, 140.251000
0296-72-0958
Medium
Dry landscape garden and water garden
\600


Daikaku-ji 大覚寺
☆☆☆
石岡市大増3220
36.317176, 140.174921
0299-43-2735
Medium
Water garden
Edo period
Gratuity


Tochigi-ken

Rinno-ji 輪王寺
☆☆
日光市山内2300
36.754206, 139.600749
0288-54-0531
Middle
Water garden
Edo period
\300

Furumine-jinja 古峰神社
☆☆☆☆
鹿沼市草久3027
36.654495, 139.526267
0289-74-2111
Iwaki Sentaro 岩城亘太郎
Large
Water garden
Showa period
\300


Nagusa Benten 名草弁天
☆☆☆
足利市名草上町4990
36.432264, 139.444828
Medium
Iwakura
Gratuity


Ganka-en 巖華園
☆☆☆
足利市月谷町8-1
36.361466, 139.464355
0284-41-2338
Small
Water garden
Edo period
Hotel and restraunt


Banna-ji 鑁阿寺
☆☆
足利市家富町2220
36.336945, 139.452801
0284-41-2627
Medium
Water garden
Edo period
Gratuity


Ashikaga Gakko 足利学校
☆☆☆
足利市昌平町2338
36.335929, 139.453526
0284-41-2655
Medium
Water garden
Edo period
\420


Ashikaga Flower Park 足利フラワーパーク
☆☆
足利市迫間町607
36.314993, 139.522026
0284-91-4939
Large
Floral garden
Contemporary
\200〜1600 depending on flower season
Light up seasonaly

Gunma-ken

Fukuzo-ji 福増寺
☆☆☆
渋川市赤城町津久田237
36.542487, 139.034293
0279-56-3408
Kitayama Yasuo 北山安夫
Medium
Dry landscape garden
Contemporary
Gratuity


Hotoku-ji 宝徳寺
☆☆
桐生市川内町5-1608
36.452654, 139.317462
0277-65-9165
Medium
Dry landscape garden and water garden
Contemporary
Gratuity

Maebashi Park Japanese Garden 前橋公園日本庭園
☆☆☆
前橋市大手町3-15-3
36.395702, 139.061727
027−231−0002
Medium
Water garden
Contemporary
Free

Santai-jinja 産泰神社
☆☆
前橋市下大屋町597
36.390079, 139.178552
027-268-1161
Small
Iwakura
Gratuity
Behind of the main building

Hotoda Tombs 保渡田古墳群
☆☆
高崎市保渡田町2000-1
36.381150, 138.985737
027-373-8880
Medium
Earth tomb
Kofun period
Free

Tokumei-en 徳明園
☆☆
高崎市石原町2857
36.305293, 138.988440
027-323-3766
Yamada Tokuzo 山田徳蔵
Small
Water garden
Showa period
\800

Hotel Isobe Garden ホテル磯部ガーデン
☆☆
群馬県安中市磯部1-12-5
36.300789, 138.847882
027-385-0085
Sone Saburo 曽根三郎
Small
Water garden (dried up) and dry landscape garden (indoor garden)
Contemporary
Hotel

Rakuzan-en 楽山園
☆☆☆
甘楽郡甘楽町大字小幡648-2
36.228798, 138.915220
0274-74-3131
Oda Nobukatsu 織田信雄
Medium
Dymyo garden
Edo period
\300

Takahashi-shiResidenceand Matsudaira Ladies' Chamber 高橋氏庭園 松平氏大奥
☆☆
甘楽郡甘楽町大字小幡823−1
甘楽郡甘楽町大字小幡821
36.229629, 138.917558
36.228956, 138.917402
Small
Water garden
Edo period
Free
Close to Rakuzan-en

Eigen-ji 永源寺
☆☆☆
藤岡市浄法寺1873
36.188701, 139.049176
0274-52-5703
Small
Water garden
Edo period
Gratuity
Behind of the main building

Sakurayama Park 桜山公園
☆☆
藤岡市三波川2166-1
36.164913, 139.021424
0274-52-2214
Large
Water garden and dry landscape sample gardens
Contemporary
Free


Onishi Community Center 鬼石公民館
☆☆
藤岡市鬼石424-2
36.159516, 139.056070
0274-52-3881
Small
Dry landscape sample gardens
Contemporary
Free
This region is famous for blue stones used in Japanese gardens,and sample gardens spread all over the town. Some of them areplaced in the parking area of the community center.

Saitama-ken

Houn-ji 法雲寺
☆☆☆
秩父市荒川白久432
35.951269, 138.991397
0494-54-0108
Small
Water garden
Gratuity


Kita-in 喜多院
☆☆☆
川越市小仙波町1-20-1
35.917494, 139.488979
049-222-0859
Medium
Dry landscape garden
Edo period
\400

Omiya Bonsai Art Museum 大宮盆栽美術館
☆☆
さいたま市北区土呂町2-24-3
35.928741, 139.632893
048-780-2091
Small
Bonsai garden
Contemporary
\300

Hanada-en 花田苑
☆☆☆
越谷市花田6-6-2
35.902789, 139.804771
Large
Water garden
Heisei period
\100


Nonin-ji 能仁寺
☆☆☆☆
飯能市大字飯能1329
35.860548, 139.309715
042-973-4128
Small
Water garden
Edo period
\300

Fusen-ji 豊泉寺
☆☆
入間市大字中神681
35.823319, 139.353810
04-2936-1708
Mizumura Toshiro 水村藤四郎
Small
Water garden
Meiji period
Talk to the Buddhist priest to see
Behind of the main building

Kyu-Tanaka-ke Residence 旧田中家住宅
☆☆
川口市末広1-7-2
35.804462, 139.733192
Small
Water garden and dry landscape garden
Showa period
\200


Chiba-ken

Mihama-en 見浜園
☆☆
千葉市美浜区ひび野2-116
35.643209, 140.039512
043-296-0126
Medium
Water garden
Heisei period
\100

Kanagawa-ken

Tsurumi Cial 鶴見Cial
☆☆
横浜市鶴見区鶴見中央1-1-2 Rooftop
35.507853, 139.676866
045-642-5020
Masuno Shunmyo 桝野俊明
Small
Dry landscape garden
Heisei period
Free

Yokohama English Garden 横浜イングリッシュガーデン
☆☆☆
横浜市西区西平沼町6-1
35.455944, 139.611556
045-326-3670
Middle
English garden
Heisei period
\500

Osanbashi 大桟橋
☆☆
横浜市中区海岸通1-1-4
35.451699, 139.647825
045-211-2304
Middle
Contemporary landscape work
Heisei period
Free

Sankei-en 三溪園
☆☆☆
横浜市中区本牧三之谷58-1
35.417055, 139.658819
045-621-0634
Hara Sankei 原三溪
Large
Water garden
Taisho period
\500

Shomyo-ji 称名寺
☆☆
横浜市金沢区金沢町212-1
35.344236, 139.630339
045-701-9573
Shoitsu-hoshi 性一法師
Medium
Jyodo-shiki garden
Kamakura period
Gratuity

Jin-ya 陣屋
☆☆
秦野市鶴巻北2-8-24
35.383409, 139.276204
0463-77-1300
Medium
Water garden
Taisho period
Hotel

Enkaku-ji 円覚寺
☆☆☆
鎌倉市山ノ内409
35.338143, 139.548412
0467-22-0478
Small
Water garden
Kamakura period
\300

Meigetsu-in 明月院
☆☆☆
鎌倉市山ノ内189
35.334820, 139.551492
0467-24-3437
Sone Saburo 曽根三郎
Medium
Dry landscape garden and water garden
Contemporary
\300 (\500 in June)
Inner garden open seasonally and need extra \500 to see

Kencho-ji 建長寺
☆☆
鎌倉市山ノ内8
35.331779, 139.555347
0467-22-0981
Raikei Doryu 蘭溪道隆
Small
Water garden
Kamakura Period
\300
Hanso-bo is located deep in Kencho-ji and you can have a goodview of Mt. Fuji.

Chojyu-ji 長寿寺
☆☆
鎌倉市山ノ内1503
35.331495, 139.550397
0467-22-2147
Medium
Dry landscape garden
\300
Seasonally open


Zuisen-ji 瑞泉寺
☆☆
鎌倉市二階堂710
35.326784, 139.575329
0467-22-1191
Muso Soseki 夢窓疎石
Small
Water garden
Kamakura period
\200

Eifuku-ji-ato 永福寺跡
鎌倉市二階堂148 (not exact place but near)
35.327950, 139.567739
Large
Jyodo garden
Kamakura period
Free
Under constraction when I visited


Tsuruoka Hachiman-gu Botan-en 鶴岡八幡宮ぼたん園
☆☆
鎌倉市雪ノ下2-1-31
35.323349, 139.556392
0467-22-0315
Middle
Floral garden
\300
Seasonal admission

Jyomyo-ji 浄妙寺
☆☆
鎌倉市浄明寺3-8-31
35.322817, 139.571319
0467-22-2818
Sone Saburo 曽根三郎
Small
Dry landscape garden
contemporary
\100

Hokoku-ji 報国寺
☆☆☆
鎌倉市浄明寺2-7-4
35.319987, 139.569276
0467-22-0762
Medium
Dry landscape garden
\200

Yoshiya-Nobuko Kinen-kan 吉屋信子記念館
☆☆
鎌倉市長谷1-3-6
35.314869, 139.540811
Iida Jyukki 飯田十基
Small
Water garden
Showa period
Free
Seasonally open


Hase-dera 長谷寺
☆☆
鎌倉市長谷3-11-2
35.312455, 139.533063
0467-22-6300
Medium
Water garden
\300
Light up seasonaly

Komyo-ji 光明寺
☆☆☆
鎌倉市材木座6-17-19
35.303269, 139.554725
0467-22-0603
Yoshikawa Isao 吉河功
Small
Dry landscape garden and water garden
Edo period and contemporary
Gratuity

Samukawa Jinja 寒川神社
☆☆☆☆
高座郡寒川町宮山3916
35.379597, 139.383255
0467-75-0004
Masuno Shunmyo 桝野俊明
Medium
Water garden
Heisei period
Need to join Shinto ceremony and pray (\3,000 - )
By one ticket, you can enter with your family or friends togather

Hakone Museum of Art 箱根美術館
☆☆☆
足柄下郡強羅1300
35.248199, 139.042678
0460-82-2623
Iwaki Sentaro 岩城亘太郎
Medium
Water garden
Showa period
\900

Hakone Open-air Museum 彫刻の森美術館
☆☆☆
足柄下郡箱根町二ノ平1121
35.244728, 139.051499
0460-82-1161
Large
Sculpture garden
Showa period
\1600

Okada Museum of Art 岡田美術館
☆☆
足柄下郡箱根町小涌谷493-1
35.238096, 139.046133
0460-87-3931
Medium
Water garden
Contemporary
\300 (garden only)

Yoshiike Ryokan 吉池旅館
☆☆☆
足柄下郡箱根町湯本597
35.230579, 139.099752
0460-85-5711
Medium
Water garden
Taisho period
Hotel and restaurant

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