Yukitsuri are a kind of traditional anti-snow measure consisting of ropes stretching down radially from the tops of trees to form beautiful cones. Paired with their reflections in a mirror of water, they create an extremely attractive scene. The design of Shirotori Garden takes the Chubu area as its subject, with the river representing the Kiso River, the tsukiyama (artificial hill) representing Mt. Ontake, the pond representing the Ise Bay and so on. The flowing water, trees and flowers join forces to reward visitors with beautiful views particular to each season. Best of all though are the yukitsuri, a quintessential feature of the park in winter. Truly stunning scenery results from a collaboration between water and traditional technology.
※ Views like the one shown in the photo can only be seen under certain conditions (time of day, weather etc.).
Opening hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Last admission at 4:30 p.m.) The garden is closed every Monday, and at year-end and New Year's. The yukitsuri can be seen from late November to early March. At the start of the season, a rope-attaching ceremony is held in Miyano Watashi Square, and visitors can observe traditional techniques first hand. There are illuminations from late November to late December. Please check the website for details about dates and times.
The pleasure of travel: Shirotori Garden
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updated on Mar 15, 2016