The name of the garden translates as "garden of last pleasure." The name Karakuen dates back to the poem of the Chinese poet Fan Zhongguang "Juejiang Castle": "Take the world's troubles first, enjoy the blessings of the world last."
This place is a favorite vacation spot of Japanese and tourists. It is one of Japan's best traditional landscape gardens.
The miniature garden reproduces famous natural landscapes. Here you can see the famous Chinese mountain Rodzan and the Japanese river Kiso. In the middle of a large pond is the island of Horai, an excellent artificial composition of stones and pines.