Approximate walk5minutes


Emperor Meiji's resting place has a beautiful garden

Keiunkan was built in 1887 as a resting place for Emperor Meiji by Matakura Asami, a wealthy merchant from Nagahama, in a three-month rush. It was named by then Prime Minister Hirobumi Ito, and was later used as a state guesthouse. The highlight is the strolling garden with a pond created by the 7th generation Jihei Ogawa in 1912, and its undulating three-dimensional structure and magnificent megaliths placed throughout the garden captivate people. The two-story main building, made entirely of Japanese cypress with a hipped roof, is the venue for the Nagahama Bonbai Exhibition held in the new year.

Address: 2-5 Minato-cho, Nagahama City, Shiga Prefecture
Phone: 0749-62-0740
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