Kairaku-en is one of Japan’s three most well-known gardens. It was opened in 1842 for the general public to relax and rest. Nowadays, Kairaku-en is home to 3,000 plum trees of about 100 different varieties, which is a treat for everyone to the garden in late winter and early spring. Starting with the “Plum Flower Festival” from late February to late March, you can experience the change of seasons with wonderful spring flowers such as Cherry Blossoms and Azaleas. When autumn comes, the sight of delicate bush clover also adds a pretty pink color to the garden, as the beginning of winter is filled with the sight of Winter Cherry Blossoms (this is a special kind of cherry tree that blooms twice a year).