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Tarumizu Senbon Ichōen Garden

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Admire over 1,200 golden gingko trees in this mountainside garden

Osumi Tourism&Regional Development Corp.

 

 

The Tarumizu Senbon Ichōen Garden is located in Tarumizu City on Kagoshima’s Ōsumi Peninsula. Senbon Ichōen means 1,000 gingko trees. Since 1978 the garden’s creators, Yoshiaki Chūman and his wife, Nobuko, have worked hard to plant these trees across an undeveloped mountain slope which they had inherited.

 

Today, there are over 1,200 ginkgo, the leaves of which turn a dazzling golden color during the prime autumn season from late November to early December. During this time, the golden gingko are illuminated at night, making them look even more fantastic and beautiful. Many visitors come to witness this natural spectacle and the garden has become a major tourist attraction.

 

Climb 128 steps through the garden to reach its highest point. Here there are two benches on which visitors can relax and enjoy a panoramic view of Tarumizu city and the ginkgo trees. In March 2011, the Chūmans were awarded the first Kagoshima Landscape Grand Prize in recognition of the efforts to create this splendid grove of gingko trees.

 

How to get there

 

The garden is 80 minutes from Kagoshima Airport by car or 12 minutes from Tarumizu Port by car.

 

 

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