Shirotori Garden Nagoya Near Atsuta Shrine
Shirotori Garden Nagoya 白鳥庭園
Opened in 1991, the 3.7 ha Shirotori Tei-en is a modern Japanese garden representing the countryside of the surrounding areas of Nagoya city. The mound in the south-west corner of the garden represents Mt. Ontake, located on the borders of Nagano and Gifu prefectures and the second highest volcano in Japan at 3,067 meters. The stream running from the mound represents the Kiso River in Gifu Prefecture.
The Shiotori Garden contains a traditional tea house, Seiu-tei, built in the Sukiya style by carpenters from Kyoto. Other features of this beautiful, strolling garden include a perfect, turf lawn, traditional, arched wooden bridges and a number of picturesque waterfalls. The Shiotori Garden also plays host to various art events that are held within the grounds. There's a cafe for visitors to refresh themselves and contemplate a garden that seems a million miles from the hustle and bustle of downtown Nagoya. Can you spot the toad/frog lurking in the image below?
Access - Getting There
Shirotori Garden (shirotori-garden.jp) Atsuta Nishi-machi 2-5 Atsuta-ku Nagoya Tel: 052 681 8928 Admission: 300 yen; Yearly pass 1,200 yen Hours: 9 am-4.30 pm; closed Monday and the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Access: Shirotori Garden is a 10 minute walk from Jingu-Nishi Station on the Meijo Line.
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Shirotori Garden Nagoya is a lovely contemporary but traditional garden in Nagoya near the Nagoya Conference Center and Atsuta Shrine.