- Autumn Opening Dates: Kunenan Mansion is only open from Nov. 15 to Nov. 23
- Spring Opening Dates: May 3 to May 5
The Kunenan Mansion is unique in that it remains closed for the majority of the year. In fact, it only opens its doors for nine days during the peak of autumn foliage, so you’ll need to monitor the local media for updates. It’s also open during spring, where you can see the mansion covered in beautiful shades of green.
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Demonstrating the shakkei method, meaning borrowed scenery, the garden is landscaped to resemble the universal harmony in nature. The Chikushi Plains act as the garden’s contemplative yet breathtaking backdrop.
As Kunenan is growing in popularity, the crowds can be overwhelming, especially in November. Show up early to nab a great spot for autumn foliage photography.