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Tokumei-en and Dokutsu Kannon (Cave of Goddess of Mercy Statues)

Takasaki, Myogi, Tomioka Area

Tokumei-en is a circuit-style Japanese garden that offers beautiful scenery throughout all four seasons. The season of autumn foliage from mid-November through early December is especially beautiful, and the leaves are even lit with special lighting at night.
The neighboring Dokutsu Kannon is a cave dug entirely by hand starting about 100 years ago and that took 50 years to make. In its over 400-meter tunnel, it features 33 Kannon statues and many stone carvings.

Basic Information

  • 2857 Ishihara-machi, Takasaki-shi, Gunma
  • Mapcode: 94 194 240*32
  • ・ About 15-30 minutes by Gururin bus from JR Takasaki Station. Walk for 3 minutes after getting off at Dokutsu-kannon-iriguchi.
    ・ About 20 minutes by car from Takasaki IC of Kan-Etsu Expressway
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Close at 5:00 PM on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays) * Times may change for the winter season
  • http://www5.wind.ne.jp/yamatokuen/06english.htm
  • Final day of update: July 6, 2020

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