Tawarayama Rhododendron Garden | Visit Nagato, Japan

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Tawarayama Rhododendron Garden

Genre : Campsites & Parks

Area : Tawarayama

This garden boasts over 30,000 rhododendrons that bloom thick across 5 hectares of mountainside.

In 1970, the late Tetsuo Kanegawa came upon a potted rhododendron in a grocery store which captured his heart, and led him to begin a career in gardening. What began with the careful cultivation of a garden in open patches of ground, and on the hillside behind Kanegawa's house blossomed over time into what is now a magnificent rhododendron garden.
During the peak bloom season, special products will be up for sale, and at the season's end, a flower-picking event will be held.
The garden also recently won the top prefectural prize for a "floral tourist attraction"!


Best viewing time for rhododendrons: Mid-Late April

Obayama, Tawarayma, Nagato, Yamaguchi Prefecture 759-4211
By bus:
5 minute walk from "Oishi" bus stop

By car (from within Nagato):
25 minute drive from Nagato Yumoto Station on the JR Mine Line

By car (from outside Nagato):
45 minutes from the Mine Interchange on the Chugoku Expressway
Open Hours