Tensha-en garden was once a place of reflection for Uwajima’s lords. Wonder at its tranquility as you roam the serene grounds.
The garden is easy to reach as part of a day trip to Uwajima from Matsuyama.
Take the JR Uwakai Limited Express from JR Matsuyama to Uwajima Station. It takes an hour and 20 minutes. It's a 20 minute walk from Uwajima Station to the garden. You can also get a bus from the station to Tenshaen-mae bus stop, it's then a three minute walk.
The focus of the gardens design is a large pond shaped like the kanji character for heart. This is the focal point of the garden, with paths surrounding it. You can enjoy all of the garden's sophisticated beauty as you stroll its winding walkways.
The most striking feature of the garden is the bridge of wisteria that becomes a pure white cascade of flowers during April. May sees 2000 irises flourish in the grounds in a riot of color.