Daisen Park Japanese Garden

A beautiful circular hill and pond garden spanning 2.6ha and using many traditional Japanese gardening techniques. Surrounded by flowers and trees, you will find many characteristic locations, including structures, bridges, ponds, and flowing water, and seasonal flowers such as iris and plum.

A beautiful circular hill and pond garden created using traditional Japanese gardening techniques inside Daisen Park as part of Sakai City's centennial celebrations. Pass though the gates and you will find a 2.6ha garden spreading before you, divided into zones for ponds, flowing water, and flowers. The cypress rest area features copper roofing, and was created to mimic the gathering places of rich merchants during the 15th century. The far shore of the large pond is intended to invoke images of mainland China. Within the grounds, and surrounded by flowers and trees, you will find structures such as the rustic Azuma and Seitaitei, the Eihakyo and Ingetsukyo bridges that lead to the island at the mouth of the pond, the highly characteristic Dojakuchi pond around which numerous types of iris bloom in early summer, and the Hiryubaku cascade that sends the water to the ocean. These beautiful ponds, flowing waters, and rich selection of seasonal flowers truly represent the future of the enterprising city of Sakai. There are also around 70 plum trees planted in the grounds, which are best viewed in mid-February.
You can also enjoy tea and confections while taking in the scenery of this Japanese garden (charged).


Daisennakamachi, Sakai-ku, Sakai shi (inside Daisen Park)


Alight at "Mozu Station" on the JR Hanwa Line, alight at the Nankai Bus "Daisenmachi Bus Tei"


Adult 200 yen, elementary / junior high school student 100 yen, pre-school (accompanied) / 65 years or older / disabled individuals free (identification required) *Group discount also available

Working Hours

Apr - Oct: 9:00 ~ 17:00 (entry until 16:30), Nov - Mar: 9:30 ~ 16:30 (entry until 16:00)

Regular holidays etc.

Mon (following day if Mon is a holiday), year end-new year period


Daisen Park Green Parking Lot (charged), Daisen Parking Lot (charged)


Serving tea:
Green tea and fresh confectionary set 400 yen
Green tea and dried confectionary set 200 yen
*The confectionary changes depending on the season.
*Tea is served in the corridor (outside) around the rest area.
*Purchase tea tickets from the office reception. If you plan to use the service as a group please make a prior reservation (up to 2 days before).


Facility Name

Daisen Park Japanese Garden

Telephone Number


Local Map