Genre : Campsites & Parks
Area : Tawarayama
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
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