Akao Herb and Rose Garden アカオハーブ＆ローズガーデン (Akao Herb & Rose Garden)
12 Gardens in the vast flower paradise
A heavenly flower paradise on top a high hill that overlooks the ocean. There are 12 kinds of theme gardens that dot the vast site. In January the rapeseed blooms and the Atami cherry blossom bloom earlier than other areas giving signs of spring to come. In April, 100,000 tulips bloom and in May-June 4,000 roses from about 600 species bloom announcing the best season for roses. In autumn the herbs and roses bloom beautifully. Enjoy the four seasons through the flowers, in addition to shopping and the chance to experience workshops such as making herbal soaps, seasonal sweets as well as lunch at a number of different establishments. The Akao Herb and Rose Garden was the first garden in Japan to be awarded the “Excellent Garden Award” by the World Rose Federation, which organised the 17th World Rose Conference in which 39 countries from around the world participated. The World Rose Federation is based in London, England. By all means, come and enjoy this beautiful garden that has been recognised at such a high level.