Yokokan Garden in Fukui is a traditional, beautiful, yet compact Japanese garden. Different from other famous, discouragingly spacious gardens in Japan, it's comfortably small and good for a casual stroll all year round.
When I visit famous gardens in Japan, I often feel they are beautiful but also too artificial. This garden is different. Although it's well maintained by human hands, its beauty is more 'natural'. When visiting, don't forget to drop by Osensui Park and Fukui City History Museum as well. They are just a stone's thrown away from the park.
Yokokan Garden is a 15-minute-walk away from JR Fukui Station.
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I was born in and grew up in Tokushima prefecture, and have lived in many places since then: Nishinomiya, Kyoto, Nara, Mie, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Fukuoka and Fukui. I am currently living in Yokohama City. All the places I lived, all the places I visited, I have loved dearly. The historical places where people lived, loved, suffered, and fought - places where I can still hear their heartbeats - mesmerize me. I'd like to retrace the footsteps of the people who lived in Japan a long long time ago, and introduce to you what they left behind on this soil.