Are you in Aizu in Fukushima Prefecture and looking for a perfect spot for a quiet stroll? Visit this Japanese style garden in Aizu. Oyakuen means "Medicinal Herb Garden" and it was named by Hoshina Masatsune, the second lord of Aizu domain. It was named Oyakuen because he wants to encourage citizens to cultivate medicinal plants during his time.
Oyakuen was built in 1696 and today, it was a popular flower spot in Aizu, Fukushima Prefecture.
By the meaning of the name of the garden, Oyakuen has a hundreds of types of medicinal plants and visitors are allowed to stroll around this quiet and peaceful garden.
The garden has a centered pond surrounded by a greenery nature with several walking trails. There is also a tea house, a sopuvenir shop and a dining room.
Ride the Aizu Loop Bus at Aizu-Wakamatsu Station that operates from 8:00 to 17:30 that cost 210 Yen and get off at "Oyakuen" bus stop that is just outside the garden's entrance gate.
The garden opens at 8:30 to 17:00
It has no closing days
Admission fee is 320 Yen.
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