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Yuushien Garden

Yuushien Garden is located on Daikonshima Island. You can get there by taxi or by bus. There are express bus stops near the Matsue Station. These buses go to various directions, including the island. Unfortunately, I don't remember the number of the bus, but there is always an employee on duty who will tell you both the number and the time of departure.

The bus went about twenty five minutes. We went out on a deserted road, and at first we didn't even believe that somewhere here a real pearl of the Izumo region was hidden.

Yuushien Garden is famous for its peonies, the flowering of which can be seen even in winter. However, we were more interested in the garden itself, with its pond, waterfalls and stunning pine trees. In December, in this area is rather cool, on the eve of our arrival, it was snowing, but that fact only enhanced the beauty of the garden.

At the entrance we saw superbly shaped pines drowning in a river of light gravel. Small white balls on its surface are garlands. Autumn-winter evenings, the entire garden is highlighted, attracting crowds of tourists. However, we were there during the day, and we can only guess how beautiful it is here after sunset.

Yuushien Garden

On both sides of the path, among the stones and formed shrubs, were peonies carefully protected from snowfalls.

Yuushien Garden

Yuushien Garden

The road led us to a bridge thrown across a large pond.

Yuushien Garden

Yuushien Garden

The end of the pond was not visible, and this made it even larger.

Yuushien Garden

On the other side, in the thicket, it was a small waterfall.

Yuushien Garden

Yuushien Garden

We walked further along the scenic paths. Everywhere there were lanterns, garlands, sometimes whole structures intended for an evening light show.

Yuushien Garden

Yuushien Garden

Yuushien Garden

Yuushien Garden

And, of course, pines! They are especially beautiful here!

Yuushien Garden

But the crowns of deciduous trees were also beautiful against a blue winter sky.

Yuushien Garden

Yuushien Garden

Along the way we met streams and small waterfalls.

Yuushien Garden

Yuushien Garden

Yuushien Garden

Blooming camellias added charm to winter beauty.

Yuushien Garden

Soon we got to the Japanese Peony House.

Yuushien Garden

Yuushien Garden

Here you can admire the peonies all year round, regardless of the weather.

Yuushien Garden

Yuushien Garden

Yuushien Garden

The walls and the floor are covered with a soft moss carpet.

Yuushien Garden

Yuushien Garden

Miniature bonsai stand on the shelves.

Yuushien Garden

Leaving the building from the other side, we again found ourselves at the pond.

Yuushien Garden

On the left there is a large bright bridge, it looks especially beautifully against the snow.

Yuushien Garden

In the distance there was a waterfall.

Yuushien Garden

Yuushien Garden

We crossed the bridge and moved on. And again, garlands are everywhere!

Yuushien Garden

Yuushien Garden

We decided to reach the waterfall, what was seen from afar. The road gradually turned into a forest path.

Yuushien Garden

Yuushien Garden

Finally got to the waterfall. A stream ran from the top over the stones. Large stones broke it into several parts.

Yuushien Garden

From here the mountain stream originates and then flows into the pond.

Yuushien Garden

Having admired the waterfall, we turned back and went along the path leading to the dry garden. On both sides of the road there are powerful stones and azaleas formed by hemispheres. Thanks to them, the path seems more winding and interesting.

Yuushien Garden

Yuushien Garden

The dry garden is also surrounded by formed azaleas. Gray stones float across the sea of light gravel with waves. The branches of a huge pine stretch above the garden.

Yuushien Garden

Yuushien Garden

To the left, by the road, there is a Japanese lantern with a crescent moon cut out.

Yuushien Garden

To admire the dry landscape garden is better from the gazebo. Two windows overlooking the garden look like live pictures.

Yuushien Garden

Yuushien Garden

The road leads us back to the pond. And again, we admire by magnificent pine trees!

Yuushien Garden

Yuushien Garden

We walked along a path strewn with plenty of round lamps looking like hail.

Yuushien Garden

A bridge thrown over a stream leads to the building.

Yuushien Garden

Yuushien Garden

There is a cafe where you can eat. Large panoramic windows allow you to admire the beautiful garden.

Yuushien Garden

Yuushien Garden

Outside it was snowing and raining, and we were sitting in a warm cafe, drinking delicious tea and enjoying a magical view. I wanted to sit and look endlessly at ripples in the water, at dark from moisture stones, at unrealistically beautiful pine trees...

Yuushien Garden

 

Garden Information:

Address:1260-2 Yatsukacho Hanyu, Matsue, Shimane 690-1492

Opening hours: from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For foreign citizens, admission is half the price, do not forget to bring your passport!

Yuushien Garden

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