Kanaya Samurai House “Peony Festival”

From May 8 (Wed.) to May 26(Sun.), “Peony Festival” will be held at the garden of Kanaya Samurai House.

About 50 kinds of peonies will be in bloom during this time of the year.

Japanese Matcha tea will be served in the garden.

<Samurai House and Peonies>

The garden of Kanaya Samurai House has a long history along with the house itself. Various kinds of plants and flowers have been enjoyed by the residents and their guests for over a century.

Isabella Bird, an English explorer, who stayed at the house in June of 1878, wrore;

“The garden is well laid out, and, as peonies, irises, and azaleas are now in blossom, it is very bright.”