Sesshu Toyo, an artist monk from the Muromachi period (1333-1573), is said to have utilized the landscape artistry techniques that he learned in China when he constructed Gyorakuen. Using the naturally sloping terrain, he drew water springing from between rocks to a pond and made an island and three rock bridges there to symbolize a turtle being held by a crane. He also arranged azaleas and old pines around the pond. Truly a place to relish the beauty of every season, the garden gets many visitors during the fall foliage season beginning in mid November. Recommended as a souvenir is the Suppon Honey Candy with its unique taste and is full of nutrition!

*About the Garden: Designated a Garden of Scenic Beauty by the government in 1978
*Accessibility: Wheelchair ramp; wheelchair-accessible bathroom; guide dogs permitted



Business hours and holidays: 

9am till 4:30pm (last entry at 4pm)



Entrance fee:

Adults: 300 yen
Children 100 yen

Suppon honey candy: 315 yen (100g)
Suppon Kamemitsu Ame (Japanese candy): 315 yen per 100g

Means of transportation: 

*40 minute drive from Honamihigashi Interchange off of the Yakiyama Bypass
*60 minute drive from Kokuraminami Interchange off of the Kyushu Expressway
*15 drive from JR Hita Hikosan Line Buzen Kawazaki Station 
*20 minute drive from Tagawa Gotoji Station of the JR Heisei Chikuho Railway






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