Hiratsuka Kana Garden
Outdoor | Avg price: ¥0 | English Available: None (Unknown)
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Rose Garden in Hiratsuka!
If you live in Kanagawa (or happen to be visiting the area) this Rose Garden is a pretty neat place to visit. If you're a photography lover like me you can easily spend a few hours just taking pictures of the different flowers and exhibitions. If you take a look at their website (in Japanese) they have information on all the flowers you can see during each season. You can also see information about the various activities they have available that often involve harvesting vegetables or flower arrangements. At the time I went, there weren't so many roses but there were a lot of different kinds of seasonal flowers. The ponds inside also make wonderful picture ops for kids or couples! I even saw a professional photographer there taking a little kids picture... Depending on the season, not only do the flowers change but also the entrance fee price. At peak season (pretty much in May) it's 880 yen for adults and less for other ages. That's the highest price you'll pay so it's very affordable and big enough to enjoy for a while. Also be sure to note that if you go by car parking is an additional 500 yen. If you get hungry they also have a restaurant and gift shop to buy various types of food/souvenirs. The food wasn't bad and the restaurant area was surprisingly spacious and relaxing. I also enjoyed the various flower goods and snacks that were available at the gift shop. Not everything is from Japan but you'll find some pretty interesting stuff! As far as English goes... The support in English is limited. Their website is 100% Japanese so knowing a little Japanese will help but in general this garden is a place to look at flowers so without Japanese I think you'll be okay! Website: http://www.kana-garden.com/