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Suma Rikyu Park, Kobe

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Enjoy panoramic views of a large fountain against a vast expanse of blue ocean at Suma Rikyu Park, an extensive 9.3 ha (23 ac) park featuring botanical gardens modeled after Versailles. With around 230 species of trees, the garden also features 40 varieties of irises, 160 varieties of rose, and camellias. Dedicated to imperial marriage, the park provides an enjoyable spot for families with small children, as well as fitness enthusiasts who use the many jogging lanes. It also features tea ceremony rooms and a playground with gadgets for the young. You can reach the park by taking a leisurely 10-minute walk from the station through a lively neighborhood. Arrange to visit Suma Rikyu Park and other attractions in Kobe using our Kobe travel planning tool.
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  • The park has a distinguished history, as the word “rikyu” suggests. The word means a palace for pleasure, and it used to be owned by Imperial Household. Since the ancient times, Suma was well known.....  more »
  • This park is huge! It has different sections with different kinds of flowers that bloom, meaning that there is almost always something blooming year round. During late May and June, the rose garden....  more »
  • This is a park I would highly recommend. There you can find a lot of different flowers from all over the world. The fountains are really beautiful and there is sometimes event taking place in this park. There is a big restaurant just beside the park but it might be a bit expensive.
  • Very interested and excited place everyone should go there one a time
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