Date Munetada, the seventh feudal lord of the Uwajima domain who went by the pseudonym "Shunzan," constructed this garden as a place of retirement. The name of the garden comes from a poem Date Masamune wrote after his retirement. The poem goes, “I spent my younger days on a horse for battles, now the world is peaceful and my hair has turned gray, my aging body exists here because God in heaven forgave me and let me live."
Why not enjoy my remaining time of life? With the passing of the four seasons, flowers often bloom all around the garden. Among them, a particular sight to see is the arched bridge lined with arching white wisteria trellis called “nobori-fuji (ascending wisterias).” Just like the family crest of the Date clan, which depicts bamboo and sparrows, various types of bamboo are planted around the pond. This park is famous for bamboo, wisteria, and sword leaved irises.
|Web Sites||(In Japanese) http://www.uwajima.org/spot/index2.html|
|Address||1 Tensh Koen, Uwajima-shi, Ehime|
April to June 08:30-17:00
July to March 08:30-16:30
|Inquiries||TEL:0895-22-0056 (Tensha-en Garden)|
|Price||Adult 300 yen / Junior High School Student 100 yen / 4 years old to Elementary School Student 50 yen (group discount available)|