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In medieval times, the city of Sakai prospered. It served as an important conduit, importing/exporting advanced technological goods and cultural items between Japan and the Asian continent on a ship (Kenmeisen).

Implementing the "Tsukiyama Rinsen Kaiyushiki style, this Japanese garden was designed to symbolize the history of Sakai. It differs from other famous gardens, built by the Han clan leader throughout Japan. The far shore arbor replicates a Chinese scenic point. From its source, Togendai, the stream meanders throughout the garden (approximately 26,000 square meters). With several scenic viewpoints, the garden made use of traditional technology. Built in commemoration of the municipal centennial, the garden is a great place to relax, enjoy events and more.

Japanese Garden Map

Japanese Garden Map Seitaitei and Tojakuchi Togendai Ryuhatei Ishizukei Kyukeisya Ingetsu Kyo and Eihan Kyo Shunen Kyo Kasatei Rozan Kansenden

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Facility Information


KyukeisyaThis building replicates the meeting place where wealthy Sakai merchants gathered for their meetings in the last period of medieval times.

2Ingetsu Kyo and Eihan Kyo

Ingetsu Kyo and Eihan KyoTwo bridges connect a river mouth island to land on each side. The river flows into the pond, which symbolizes the ocean.

3Shunen Kyo

Shunen KyoFrom this bridge, you can see Ishizukei (river) upstream, Chisen (pond) downstream and the swallow graze by the willow in the season of fresh green leaves.


IshizukeiIshizukei symbolizes the Ishizu River. The Ishizu River supported the people and culture of Sakai from ancient times to today.
The river flows from Togendai (the elevated plain) into Chisen (the pond which symbolizes the ocean).


TogendaiTogendai (elevated plain), on the top of a slight slope (representing Senboku hill in Sakai), is a symbol of peace. Here, you can enjoy flowers such as Peach, Plum and Peony in the spring.


RyuhateiThis stone was a gift from Lianyungang, China, a friendship city of Sakai. Its carvings represent a curvy stream. It's said that the pattern of this curvy stream resembles the face of Son Goku (the main character of Saiyuki, a Chinese novel, who was born out of the stone of Kakazan, a Chinese mountain).

7Seitaitei and Tojakuchi

Seitaitei and TojakuchiTojakuchi (pond) where Japanese iris and Rabbit ear iris lushly bloom and Seitaitei (arbor) stands still at the waterside in early summer.


KasateiThe highest spot to view the garden.


RozanThis miniature mountain represents the scenic spot, Rozan, in Jiangxi, China.


KansendenThis pavillions name, Kansenden, connotes a meaning of clean, sweet water gushing from a spring nearby.

Opening Hours

Please enter by 16:30

Please enter by 16:00

Closed on Mondays
When Monday is a national holiday, we are open. Tuesday is closed instead of Monday that week)

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