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KUNENAN (KANZAKI-CHO, KANZAKI-SHI)

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KUNENAN (KANZAKI-CHO, KANZAKI-SHI)

Kunenan (nine-year hermitage), a national scenic beauty spot, is famous for its beautiful autumn leaves. It used to be the retreat of a successful Saga businessman Itami Yataro. The name is derived from the fact that its construction took 9 years beginning 1900 (33rd year of the Meiji Era) under the guidance of Hotori, a priest of Zen Buddhism. Azaleas and maple trees are planted around the Sukiya-style residence (traditional tea house architecture) .The garden uses a Japanese traditional gardening method Shakkei (Borrowed scenery) incorporating background landscape into the composition of a garden, in this case the Chikushi Plain. Naturally growing trees and moss, which are found throughout the garden, create a quaint and elegant atmosphere. It is open to the public for only 9 days in the middle of November every year, which is the best season for autumn leaves. Today, Kunenan is owned by the Saga Prefectural Government.

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ADDRESS
Niyama, Kanzaki-cho, Kanzaki-gun, Saga
AREA
Saga prefecture
Tosu, Yoshinogari : Saga prefecture
GENRE

Enyoy the beauty of nature

ACCESS
15minutes by taxi or bus from JR Nagasaki Main Line Kanzaki Station
15minutes by car from the Higashisefuri Exit of the Nagasaki Expressway (Temporary parking is provided during the open days to the public)
15 minutes on foot from the Kanzaki Highway Bus Stop of the Nagasaki Expressway
INQUIRIES
Telephone Number:0952-25-7134 
Saga Prefecture Forestry Preservation Division

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