Travel Information

Rakusan-en (楽山園) is a Daimyo Garden located in Kanra, Gunma Prefecture. It was created in the early Edo period by the Daimyo (Feudal Lord) of the Oda clan, and has beautiful ponds, stones and tea houses. This Japanese style garden expresses the wish for the peace by Oda clan and uses the mountains in the background as part of the scenic design. It is registered as a national scenic beauty of Japan.

Tourist Info.
Parking and restrooms are available.
Admission: 300 yen for adults, free for children under junior high school age.
Group discounts are available.
Time: 9:00 to 17:00 (Mar. to Oct.) to 16:00 (Nov. to Feb.). The last entry is 30 minutes before closing time.
The gardens are closed for the New Year holiday.

0. at Takasaki Station.
1. use Joshin Line to Joshufukushima (30 min.)
2. use taxi or bus to obata rekishiminzoku shiryokan (30 min.)

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Detailed Travel Guide

Rakusan-en garden is the only Daimyo Garden in Gunma Prefecture. It is designed to surround a pond with a tea house. This garden was made in the early Edo period by the Oda clan, and uses the background mountains as a part of the garden's design. The way that the garden uses stones is unique. In 1615, Oda Nobukatsu (the son of Nobunaga) was given this land. He and his father had spent almost all their lives fighting in wars. So, when the wars ended in Japan, Nobukatsu built this garden with his wish for peace.