Fukuoka Beautiful Town Development Council

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Oomuta City


The history of "Kikkoen" the exclusive farm of the Tachibana family, begins after the Meiji Restoration. In order to promote agriculture in the region, Lord Kanji, the 14th Earl of the Tachibana family, established an agricultural experiment station in Yanagawa, where various crops were collected from home and abroad, studied whether they were suitable for the Yanagawa area, and continued to improve the varieties.
The first early ripening mikan in Japan, called "Miyagawa Wase" was discovered at a fair held at the test center.
Later, in 1936, the 15th Earl of Miyagawa, Lord Kantoku, cultivated a mountainous area in Omuta City, Fukuoka Prefecture, and established "Kikkoen" in order to promote the early ripening Miyagawa Wase Unshu Mikan.
At this garden, visitors can pick mandarin oranges and experience Satoyama at the adjacent campground.

Recommended month/time of day

10 minutes walk from Nishitetsu bus "Kamiuchimae bus stop". Approximately 10 minutes by car from Minamikan IC on the Kyushu Expressway. Parking lot: Approximately 5 cars

Nearby tourist attractions

Tachibana Koen Campsite (adjacent)

Nearby event information

Satoyama experience (camping) in our park

Gourmet, special product, etc.


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