The atmospheric Shounsanso was created in 1926, and it’s famous for its fall colors and foliage. Shounsanso is the former residence of Kenzo Iizuka, the founder of Kashiwazaki Gas Company. This facility has a park covered with beautiful green trees including azaleas and maples, it has artistic stone monuments, Taikobashi a beautiful arched bridge, and ponds in between them. There is also a ‘Kimura Tea Ceremony Museum’ in the park where visitors can enjoy delicious tea served in antique and precious bowls that are on display at the museum. There is also seating outside where visitors can relax, drink tea and enjoy the lovely scenery.
Located 90km from Niigata city, about 1 hour 15mins by car
Opening hours -
9:00-17:00 (Open till 21:00 during the autumn leave illumination period from late Oct-late Nov)
Closed- Dec to March
Admission is free
Parking is free.
Akasakayama no. 4 parking lot charges 500 Yen during the autumn leaves season.