Keitakuen Garden (慶沢園 Keitakuen)
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“A formal Japanese Chisen-kaiyushiki garden (Japanese garden with a pond in the center) within the Tennoji Park. It was donated to Osaka City in the 15th year of the Taisho Period (1926) along with the main residence by Kichizaemon (pen name of Shunsui).” OsakaInfo.
Keitakuen Garden is located to the south of central Osaka. This Garden is a formal Chosen-Kaiyushiki Japanese styled garden. This a kind of Japanese garden where a pond is located in the center of it. The garden has a rich variety of landscapes, with 3 artificial hills going out in 3 directions, a pond with a central island, and many beautiful paths allowing you to travel within the garden.
The garden was once owned by the wealthy Sumimoto family, who were wealthy merchants of Osaka since the Edo period. But in 1926 it was donated to Osaka city along with the Sumimoto family main residence by Kichizaemon Sumimoto, the 15th heir of the family. It is open from 9:30 am to 5 pm every day, although in May and September it is open from 9:30 am to 5 pm on weekends and holidays. It will take around 30 minutes to arrive at the Gardens from Osaka station by Subway.
1-108 Chausuyamachō, Tennōji-ku,
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