You have to be really fond of Japanese mid-20th century writers to come here for the sake of museum alone. If you do love Natsume Soseki or Yasunari Kawabata, go inside but if you're not into their works walk along the Museum's major gem – a beautiful rose garden, park and admire the building – a splendid mansion once owned by the noble Maeda family. You can play hide-and-seek among high rose bushes and if you stand by the porch you will get a so-English view of the Pacific through the pink-and-yellow mist of the flowers. The scent is nice and not heavy at all. May and June are the blossom season.
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