Mihama-en Japanese Garden – 日本庭園 見浜園

Chiba, March千葉 3月

I found this beautiful gem by accident when searching some flea market at Makuhari Messe. It was Saturday, and the garden was like a peaceful oasis in the middle of a busy city and its skyscrapers. In fact, there was only me and one of the park’s gardeners.


Mihama-en is a part of Chiba Prefectural Makuhari Seaside Park, and it’s a classic Japanese strolling garden with ponds, islands, waterfalls, streams and artificial hills. All these alluring elements combined to the refreshing quietness of the place made this garden very enjoyable. There is also a teahouse made from Japanese cedar by the pond.


Despite the artificial aspects of the garden and the skyscrapers on the horizon, there is still a strong sense of nature. The pond was full of life; tadpoles, carps and a lot of waterfowl were swimming about.


Teahouse by the pond


2-116 Hibino, Mihama Ward, Chiba, 261-0021 Japan

日本庭園 見浜園

〒261-0021 千葉県千葉市美浜区ひび野2−116