The Ogawas’ garden of Sesshu

The Ogawa family is a famous old Japanese family. It is said that Sesshu built this garden for them when he visited  in the middle of the Muromachi era (1336-1573). He was a very famous and talented charcoal-ink painter and produced many masterpieces.
This garden’s style includes nature such as mountains, rivers, and ponds. It was made for looking at, not walking around in. You can enjoy a different view each time from the placement of the stone.

This is actually a privately owned garden, only open through the courtesy of the present members of the Ogawa family. If you ask to visit, they will introduce the main features. The garden is about 363 square meters in area.

You can go there in about 20 minutes on foot from Tsunozu train station. If you come from Gotsu station, take the bus towards Sufu or Hamada. And then get off at Waki. You will reach it on foot from Waki in five minutes. If you use a taxi, you can get there in about 10 minutes.

Address: Waki town 165, Gotsu city, Shimane prefecture  (島根県江津市和木町165)

Tel: 0855-53-1213 ( Japanese only)

Open: 9:00~17:00

Closed Wednesdays

Free Parking

Admission: 500 yen (school children free)

Tomoharu. I

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