Festivals & Events
Designated as a national place of scenic beauty, the Kyu Furukawa Gardens is a rare spot that preserves the original style of gardens from the early Taisho period. The gardens are also known for the beauty of their rose flowers and are filled with the elegant fragrance of roses in various colors during the season in late spring. In May, as the blooms come to their peak, the gardens hold an annual rose festival that attracts many visitors. A western-style mansion, which is a landmark of the gardens built and designed in the Taisho period by Josiah Conder, makes a beautiful contrast with approximately 199 rose plants of 100 varieties, including "Royal Princess" dedicated to Princess Aiko, "Maria Callas," and many others.