Oyakuen Medicinal Gardens

The garden that attracted a score of feudal lords, with a sacred pond that reflects the seasonal colors and the history of Aizu.

The history of Oyakuen began with Morihisa Ashina, head of the Ashina family during the Muromachi period. He built a second house where a spirutal spring sprang forth. In 1932, the garden was designated a National Scenic Site, as a prime example of a Tokugawa-period garden. Its name Oyakuen, which means “medicinal herb garden”, is dervied from both the circuit style garden, which features a a pond in center, and from the herb garden where a variety of herbs are still grown today. The flowers which bloom beautifully throughout the seasons make the garden evn more attractive. At the tea house you can relax and enjoy a cup of herbal tea which can be tasted only at Oyakuen.
The history of Oyakuen began with Morihisa Ashina, head of the Ashina family during the Muromachi period. He built a second house where a spirutal spring sprang forth. In 1932, the garden was designated a National Scenic Site, as a prime example of a Tokugawa-period garden. Its name Oyakuen, which means “medicinal herb garden”, is dervied from both the circuit style garden, which features a a pond in center, and from the herb garden where a variety of herbs are still grown today. The flowers which bloom beautifully throughout the seasons make the garden evn more attractive. At the tea house you can relax and enjoy a cup of herbal tea which can be tasted only at Oyakuen.

【TEL】0242-27-2472 【Business hours】8:30~17:00(last entry 16:30)

【Regular holiday】Open throughout the year 【Fee】Adults: 320yen/High School Students: 270yen

Junior High & Elementary School Students: 160yen(As of March 1, 2017)

【Access】By Bus: 1 minute on foot from the Haikara-san "Oyakuen Mae" bus stop

By Car: 15 minutes from the Ban-etsu expressway Aizuwakamatsu IC exit

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