Tage Kitabatake Shi Joukan
Tage Kitabatake Shi Joukan is a samurai-style shoin garden.
It is also known for the chisen kanshoshiki teien garden. (literally, a Japanese style garden where you can appreciate a central pond.)
It was created in the Muromachi period (1336-1573) by Hosokawa Takakuni, the father-in-law of Kitabatake Harutomo, the governor of Ise.
The garden has the simple yet powerful charm of a warrior's garden, a reminder of the glory of the Kitabatake clan.
Located in the precincts of the Kitabatake Shrine it is designated as a national place of scenic beauty.
It is also famous for its autumn foliage.
The Kitabatake Castle has been recognized as one of the 100 best castles in Japan.
Don't miss your chance to also visit the Kiriyama Castle