Oyakuen Garden is a representative Japanese garden of Aizu Wakamatsu and used to be the garden of successive lords of the Aizu Domain.
The name “Oyakuen” translates literally as “Garden of Medicine.” This is derived from the villa built by Morihisa Ashina in 1432 and later in 1670 by Masatsune Hoshina, the second lord of the Aizu Domain, who created a herb garden in the villa to save his citizens from contagious diseases.
Enjoy a moment to take a relaxing stroll and think of Japan’s history while admiring the centrally located pond, beautiful trees, and flowers.
- In front of the bus stop “Oyakuen” (Haikara-san Tourist Bus)
- 5-min walk from the bus stop “Aizu Wakamatsu Chamber of Commerce and Industry” (Akabē Sightseeing Loop Bus)
- 35-min walk from “Aizu-Wakamatsu Station”
Open 365 days
8:30 am – 5 pm (last entry 4:30 pm）
*Please note that there is no lighting equipment in the park. Visitors are advised to avoid sunset time, especially during the winter season when the sun sets early.
・Adults (18 years old and up): 330yen
・Highschool students (16 – 18 years old): 270yen
・Children (6 – 15 years old): 160yen
How to say in Japanese
Oyakuen Garden: 御薬園 (おやくえん/Oyaku-en)