Follow the path to the three-storied pagoda at the top of the hill, and witness the finest camellia-viewing sites in Tokyo.
From January to March, some 2300 trees from over 100 types
of camellias blossom brilliantly in the garden.
Along with the Tokyo Sea of Clouds and One Thousand Lights, as well as our elegant camellia-themed meals, now more than ever guests can experience the beauty of the camellias that have been adored in Japan since days long past.
◆ The walk to the hilltop includes a gently sloping climb of a total of approximately
150 stairs across both directions, over a dirt path, and hard-packed earth. ◆
Tokyo Installation Art
〜Scenic Scroll “Camellia”〜
In the days when Meiji-era statesman Yamagata Aritomo inhabitedthis land, it was written that atop the hill in the garden, the camelliatrees stood tall against the sky. (The three-storied pagoda wasbrought to the garden by Baron Fujita Heitaro, who carried on thegarden from Yamagata. ) A new area has been created in the stretch of the garden behind the three-storied pagoda, with tallJapanese camellia trees and moss evoking the style of gardenfound in front of traditional teahouses. The vision recalls theKasayama Camellia Groves found in Hagi, Yamagata’s birthplace.Along a path of bamboo fences and stones transported from Hagi, anew world of camellias spreads before the eyes. In this garden saidto have been inspired by Hagi, yet another scenic locale has beenrecreated.
In 2024, the enchanting ambiance of the garden is further enhanced with the introduction of stainless steel camellia flowers, collaboratively crafted with an accessory brand, adding a touch of magic to the surroundings.
Camellia Flower Path
On the hill path leading from the sacred tree to Mucha-an and the Shiratama Inari Shrine, double-flowered camellia trees from the Tamano-Ariake variety have been planted, displaying their splendid mixed red and white petals. When they bloom, the path is showered in colorful red and white.
The camellias of Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo
The Japanese camellia tree and Tamano-Ariake are just two of the brilliantly blooming flowers at the hotel
that number more than a hundred varieties. Guests are sure to encounter new and different camellias with each visit.