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Tarumizu Senbon Ichoen Garden


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

Osumi Tourism and Regional Development Corporation


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The Tarumizu Senbon Ichoen Garden is located in Tarumizu City on Kagoshima’s Osumi Peninsula in Kyushu. “Senbon Ichoen” means 1,000 gingko trees in Japanese. Since 1978, the garden’s creators, Yoshiaki Chuman and his wife, Nobuko, have worked hard to plant these trees across an undeveloped mountain slope they inherited.
Today, there are over 1,200 ginkgo trees, with leaves that transform into a dazzling golden hue during the prime autumn season from late November to early December. During this time, the golden gingko trees are illuminated at night, making their fall colors 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 where visitors can relax and enjoy a panoramic view of Tarumizu and the ginkgo trees. In March 2011, the Chumans were awarded the first Kagoshima Landscape Grand Prize in recognition of the efforts to create this splendid grove of gingko trees.


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How to get there

It takes about 2 hours to fly from Haneda Airport to Kagoshima Airport and about 1 hour and 20 minutes by car from Kagoshima Airport.


Shinmido, Tarumizu-shi, Kagoshima-ken


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