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Chichibunomiya houses the holiday house of the (then) Crown Prince (the current emperor Akihito).
There are interesting photographs of both the emperor and the empress in their younger days, to compare with today.
What struck me was that, even as important members of the Royal...More
There were only a few people in the garden. It is a sunny day at 7 degrees C. I intend to come back at different times of the year to see how the garden changes. There is a cheery blossom that is 130 years old.
The garden is really nice !
The "historic part" is not that interesting if you are not a Japanese
First because is all written in Japanese and second because is just a normal house
But the garden is really nice and probably worth the 3€...More
If you are looking for a place to relax and breathtaking views of Mt Fuji, just visit this park. Beautiful flowers, nicely manicured landscape, few little local artisan shops. If you are a history buff, you will love this place. Prince Chichibu spent a lot...More
The site is a villa belongs to late Highnesses Prince and Princesses Chichibunomiya but now it is open for public. Entrance fee is Y300 but foreign visitor can get discount (become Y250).
The garden is not big but there are lots of seasonal flowers there....More