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Žá‰€Œö‰€  Wakazono Park


Last update May 27, 2011

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ACCESS: Ibaraki station, JR Kyoto line or Ibaraki-shi station, Hankyu Kyoto line --> Kintetsu bus bound for Mito San-cho me --> Wakazono Koen Mae stop --> 3 minutes' walk.

Overwhelming Elegance, Enchanting Fragrance
Colors, Shapes, Sizes... Individual Competing One Another for its Charm and Grandeur

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"Wherefore Art Thou So Fair?"

Yes, we know that every flower has its unique beauty... the cherry blossom, tulip, hydrangea, cosmos, camelia, and so on. But the rose, why can it be so gorgeous? So attractive, yet a somewhat inaccessible air it has, probably due to its thorns. This cruel glamour may be what makes the rose rose, whatever name it may has.

The rose garden is found within the park named "Wakazono Park", in the city of Ibaraki, located in the north of Osaka prefecture, and between the cities of Kyoto and Osaka. The city built this garden to honor the flower of the city, and hosts 150 species in approx. 2300 roots. The roses bloom in spring and autumn and the garden is open to the public twice a year: early May to June and the middle of October to November.

Other Rose Gardens in Kansai

 Nagai Botanical Garden (
140 species in approx. 2600 roots. Open in spring and autumn. Other flower gardens including the lotus, hydrangea, peony, etc. are also available.

 Himeji Bara En (Himeji Rose Garden) (
Open in May to June and October to November.

 Suma Rikyu Park (
180 species in 4000 roots. Open in May to June and October to November. Other flower gardens are also available.
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