This garden's spectacular variations in aspect and colour depending on the season, white cherry blossom in April, multi-coloured azalea beds in May and red maples in November, attract countless visitors all year long. Then add a lake and Mount Mifune (alt. 200 m) in the background to complete the scenery. The garden was created in 1845 by Shigeyoshi, a descendent of the feudal lord Nabeshima and houses a luxurious ryokan. In summer, bamboos illuminate the site.
Address:4100 Takeocho Oaza Takeo Takeo
Apr: 8am-5.30pm; rest of year: 8am-5pm - 30-min walk from JR Takeo-Onsen station or 10min from JR Takeo-Onsen station by bus to Ureshino Onsen, get off at Mifuneyama Rakuen - JPY400/800 (except flowering and red maple tree seasons)