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Address: 8-1 Hanaharumachi, Aizuwakamatsu 965-0804, Fukushima Prefecture
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Small but beautiful

Very well maintained garden with a great diversity of plants. Everywhere one sees the pictures, very worth the ride.

Reviewed 7 December 2014
Luca W
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Hong Kong, China
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

It was a sunny day, so perfect to wander around the small flower/herb garden. We ordered matcha and sat on the tatami looking out over the pond - the only two people there. It was idyllic.

Thank IThkg
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236 reviews
236 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Or, the Royal Garden of the Aizu Matsudaira. This traditional garden is also a botanical herb garden where medicinal herbs have been cultivated since the latter half of the 17th century.

Thank ART196
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57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2015

An attractive, small provincial garden with an unusual herb section to the garden. Despite showing some signs of lack of maintenance this is a pleasant way to spend an hour or so while in Aziu.

Thank Ocassi0nal_Traveller
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2014

Very well maintained garden with a great diversity of plants. Everywhere one sees the pictures, very worth the ride.

Thank Luca W
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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265 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 356 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2014

Oyakuen is a combination of traditional Japanese garden and a medicinal herb garden. It is on the Tourist Loop Bus route and worth a very tranquil visit.

Thank StanleyAuckland
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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348 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2013

A beautiful garden with lovely views across the water. Very well maintained and despite the surrounding buildings has a sense of peace.

1 Thank Cyril-Mundy
Tokyo, Japan
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2012

Oyakuen garden is a quiet and delightful corner of this widespread castle town. It is a must for anyone who loves gardens in general, and Japanese gardens in particular. It was originally a medicinal herb garden, and is still a lovely example of a historic botanical garden, the small plots of Japanese herbs and edible plants linked by winding paths... More 

1 Thank Dianne T

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