Known as one of Japan’s oldest private medicinal herb gardens, this garden was first opened in 1729 by Tosuke Morino, the 11th-generation owner of the old-established kudzu (arrow-root starch) manufacturer, “Morino Yoshino-kudzu Honpo .”
250 kinds of herbs are growing in the yard throughout the year, including katakuri that bloom in clusters in late March.
You can enjoy a panoramic view of the old townscape of Uda-Matsuyama from the garden hill.
1880 Ouda-Kamishin, Uda City, Nara Prefecture
From Kintetsu Haibara Station, take a bus bound for 'Ouda'. Get off at the final stop and walk for 10 minutes.
Park at Michi-no-Eki Udaji Ouda (Google Maps)
9 am - 5 pm (winter) / 9 am - 6 pm (summer), closed on New Year's holidays
Morino Medicinal Herb Garden = 森野旧薬園