Monet's Garden Marmottan in Kitagawa Village

Botanical Garden
The gardens of Giverny in France so loved by the impressionist painter Claude Monet have been replicated in Kitagawa Village, Aki County, Kochi Prefecture. Here in the vast gardens are some 100,000 plants. Different scenes can be enjoyed throughout the four seasons where visitors can delight in the Flower Garden with flowers blooming throughout the year, the Water Garden which features in replica form Monet’s memorable series of works, the Water Lilies, as well as the Light Garden which is based on Monet’s expedition to the Mediterranean Sea. From about June each year the lush blue water lilies, which were said never to have bloomed for Monet until the end, are an exceptional sight. There is also an observatory, a restaurant, and shop.

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Kouchi Pref. Akigunkitagawamura Notomo Kou 1100 map map Map
9:00-17:00(Last entry16:30)
1stWednesday of June.-Oct., 12/Jan.- End of Feb.
[Admission fee]
[Elementary and Junior High School Students]500yen
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Available(VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay, Diners Club)
Not available
Available(free spot)
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes (you can view the garden even on rainy days, but we do not lend umbrellas.)
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Walk into a Monet painting
    5.0 Reviewed : 2020.09.24
    So very pretty. This is not a copy of the garden at Giverny, but rather a garden that recreates the feel and scenes of Monets paintings. I was fortunate enough to visit in August, when the...
  • France in Kochi
    5.0 Reviewed : 2019.11.04
    Breathtakingly Beautiful, this botanical garden and museum lives up to its name and captures the essence of Mr. Monets work and living subject matter in all its eloquence. How someone could not give...
  • 青い睡蓮
    5.0 Reviewed : 2022.08.17

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