Located in the City of Matsue, situated is this 40,000 square meter Yushien Garden (Garden of Friendship) that is known for its peony flowers and ginseng. The garden is established as a private garden in 1975 and was opened in 2002 and has been listed in The Journal of Japanese Gardening as one of the top Japanese gardens in the nation.
The garden features several traditional landscape garden elements that includes a pond, waterfalls, a rock garden and a variety of seasonal flowers.
Because of its popularity of having a peony flowers, the garden's main attraction is the 250 types of bulbous-blossomed Japanese peony flowers. Visitors are allowed to see the peonies flower in both indoor and outdoor displays.
In spring, patches of the peony flowers are scattered through the grounds. In winter, straw coverings are placed in the plants to protect them from the snow.
The garden also has a cafe wherein visitors can relax and enjoy the view of the pond after strolling the whole garden.
A shop that sells ginseng products can be found in the garden.
It's a 20-30-minute drive from the Nakahama Station. The garden is in the island along Nakaumi.
The garden opens at 9:00 to 17:00 and until 21:00 during illumination events. No closing days.
Admission fee is 800 Yen and a 50% discount for foreign visitors.
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