Nitobe Memorial Garden

sights / Parks & gardens

Lonely Planet review

Exemplifying Japanese horticultural philosophies, this tranquil oasis includes a Tea Garden – complete with ceremonial teahouse – and a Stroll Garden that represents a journey through life, with little waterfalls and languid koi carp. Named after Dr Inazo Nitobe, a scholar whose mug appears on Japan's ¥5000 bill, consider a springtime visit for the florid cherry blossom displays.