Sadly destroyed by air raids during World War II, Yokodan Garden and the Fukui Matsudaira Villa were thoughtfully restored in 1982 and are now regularly cited as one of Japan’s most beautiful gardens.
As a former residence of the ruling-Matsudaira clan, the villa and gardens hosted guests of high status and tea ceremonies. The gardens feature a large pond that surrounds the villa, giving the impression that is it floating in water.
The garden is particularly beautiful in autumn, as leave change colour and turn the surrounding landscape red, gold, orange and brown.
09:00 to 19:00 (last entry at 18:30) / closes at 17:00 from Nov. to Feb.
Open daily (closed Dec.28-Jan.4)
Around a 15-minute walk from Fukui Station