Mori Garden 毛利氏庭園
A stunning garden and house and a museum full of National Treasures once owned by a ruling samurai clan
The residence of the Mori family, former rulers of the Choshu Domain (now Yamaguchi Prefecture) sits amid this stunning garden. Explore the winding paths of this beautiful site and learn about the history of the clan that has governed this region for centuries.
- Walking around the rooms of the Mori Residence
- Seeing National Treasures at the Mori Museum
- Enjoying the garden's seasonal plants and flowers
How to Get There
The site is accessible by bus from Hofu Station.
From Hofu Station, take the north exit and get on the Bocho Bus from the #2 bus stop bound for Amidaji. Get off at the Mori Hontei Iriguchi bus stop. The residence is a five-minute walk from there.
National Treasures at the Mori Museum
The Mori family collection includes seven National Treasures, which can be seen at the Mori Museum in one part of the former residence.
The garden is a stunning example of Japanese garden design in the 19th and 20th centuries. Enjoy the tranquil atmosphere from the bridge over Hyotan Pond. The well-pruned shrubs and carefully arranged rocks convey a timeless elegance.
The perfect place to enjoy the autumn leaves
Mori Garden is one of the best places in Yamaguchi Prefecture to enjoy the colors when the leaves turn. The best season is mid-November to the beginning of December.