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Listen to the Rain - Tokugawaen's Japanese Umbrellas

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  • Listen to the Rain - Tokugawaen's Wagasa
  • Listen to the Rain - Tokugawaen's Wagasa
  • Listen to the Rain - Tokugawaen's Wagasa
  • Listen to the Rain - Tokugawaen's Wagasa
  • Listen to the Rain - Tokugawaen's Wagasa
  • Listen to the Rain - Tokugawaen's Wagasa

In addition to the flowers and plants that decorate this Japanese garden during rainy season, enjoy the elegance of traditional Japanese umbrellas, known as wagasa, and all kinds of special events.

Wagasa Lined up in Tokugawaen's Iris Garden

Wagasa Rental and Display

●Wagasa Rental
Period: Saturday, June 6-Tuesday, July 7 during the garden's open hours
Location: Kuromon Ticket Gate
Fee: 500 yen per umbrella (tax included)
*Cancelled in the case of rain

●Wagasa Display
Period: Saturday, June 6-Sunday, June 21
Location: Shobuden (Iris Garden)

A wonderful compliment to Japanese gardens during rainy season, wagasa are unfurled against a background of approximately 1,700 hanashobu iris bulbs of 28 different varieties.

Tokugawaen's Tanabata Decorations

Tanabata Decorations

Period: Tuesday, June 23-Tuesday, July 7
Location: Both ticket gates and plaza in front of Shisuian resting house

Long strips of paper with wishes written by kindergartners decorate bamboo branches in celebration of Tanabata, or the Star Festival. Visitors to the garden are also welcome to write down a wish.

Tokugawaen's Tanabata Decorations

Tanabata Yukata Photo Service

Time: Sunday, June 28 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
*Numbered tickets distributed from 1:30 PM
Location: Tokugawaen Garden Hall

Those who come dressed in yukata (light summer kimono) can have their photo taken by a professional cameraman and receive their photo to take home. Come and make summer memories with your loved ones.
*Limited to the first 30 visitors



Tokugawaen is a Japanese garden with walkways winding around a central pond symbolizing the ocean. The waterfall and steams utilize the differences in elevation to create an enjoyable, dynamic landscape. The park was once a residence of the old samurai manor can still be seen in the black gate at the en-trance. Mid- to late April is the best time to view peonies; June for Japanese iries, and late November for autumn leaves.
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Schedule Saturday, June 6-Tuesday, July 7
Regular Holiday: Every Monday (or the following day if a national or substitute holiday falls on a Monday)
Time 9:30 AM-5:30 PM (Admission until 5:00 PM)
Cost Paid
Price Details High school students and older: 300 yen
Jr. high school students and younger: Free
*Discount for combination tickets with admission to Tokugawaen, Tokugawa Art Museum, and Hosa Library
Contact Tokugawaen Administrations Office
TEL 052-935-8988
FAX 052-937-3847
Access ●Nagoya Sightseeing Route Bus Me~guru "Tokugawaen" Sta.
●10-minute walk from South exit of JR "Ozone" Sta.



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