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Welcome to the homepage of Encho-en in Tottori-ken
Everything is genuine. The
historical symbol of China has been recreated in Japan.
Encho-en is one of the biggest full-scaled Chinese-style garden in Japan. It is located near Togo-Onsen Spa. It has built to show the friendship between Totorri and Hebei Province.
Encho-en is presented in exactly the same form(the royal gardening style) as it was built and loved by the successive Chinese Emperors.The designing, and the material procurement and processing, were took place in China. The main building was shop assembled in China before the final assembly in Japan. And all these steps were supervised by Chinese engineers.The roof is covered with yellow Ruri-Kawara tiles which were only allowed to the Emperor to use for his Palace. Also the walls are covered with more than two thousand pieces of beautiful Chinese style paintings such as a dragon with five claws which stands for the Emperor. All of those magnificent paintings are drawn by Chinese artists.
Encho-en shows a good contrast with Togo Pond which is one of the most famous landscapes of San-in region out of eight.Fantastic and mysterious atmosphere of the garden lead you to a ‘’Shangri-La’’
The surroundings such as Togo pond and beautiful mountains become part of Encho-en, and create magnificent views which has a strong resemblance to the recesses of a mountain in China, yet another world called ‘’Betuyudoten’’.
Walking in this garden, invite you to total another world far from the realities of life.
Encho-en is the settings of the famous TV drama series on Monday 9PM, Journey to the West ‘’Monkey King’’
The well-known characters like Sun WuKong, Zhu Bajie, Sha Wujing and Xuanzang were all in here, Encho-en!!!
Total area 10,000m2
Encho-en is one of the largest Royal Chinese style garden in Japan and also the setting of the famous TV drama series on Manday 9PM, Journey to the West ‘’Monkey King’’ The scenes from the drama were filmed partially in this garden. You might thought that those were filmed in China but it is not!!!
There are 28 pieces of magnificent viewings which give the grace to the atmosphere of the garden
In Encho-en, there are many elegant man-made landscapes to create the graceful atmosphere from place to place. As walking in this garden, you will be amazed by its variations of the scenery from sight to sight. And it is said that there are 28 pieces of magnificent viewing in Encho-en as it is named.There are gorgeous palace-like buildings around the large pond. And more than 2000 pieces of delicate Chinese paintings on the walls and many gold or silver painted fine Chinese vases provide the whole great atmosphere. There is also a show of Chinese Acrobat-Team 3 times in day.
Invitation to another world –the dream of the Emperors-
Attractiveness beyond description
‘’Shangri-La’’ does exist in here, Encho-en. Beautiful Chinese costumes are available for rent. Walking the garden in those costumes will lead you to the real Chinese historical world.
There are 270 of car parking lots and lavatory available for 24H
Michi-no-Eki ‘’Enco-en’’ is in the same area with Chinese garden and it has been renovated in April 2011 and it is very convenient place to take a break as you can use the lavatory at anytime. There are also Light meal and tea drinking (open 9:00 to 17:00) and small market (open 9:00 to 17:00) in here, and various local products are sold in the market.