Seikei Park

Seikei Park

Seikei Park Seikei Park is a beautifully landscaped park constructed between 1920 and 1924 by Koreyoshi Takatori, a coal baron born in Taku city, on the site where the house elder (karo) of the Taku family once lived during the Edo Period. Takatori invested his own money in this endeavor.
Koreyoshi also went by the name of "Seikei" and this was the name given to the park. The park presents the beautiful scenery of all four seasons, with sakura in the spring, azalea in early summer, autumn leaves in autumn and the plum flowers in winter. The park is also the home of Kanotei, a building designated as a Tangible Cultural Property of Japan, a local resource center with unearthed articles from the Paleolithic Era and materials relating to Taku Confucian Temple, and a museum of history and folklore exhibiting tools from the coal and agricultural sectors used by people from the Edo Period through to the Showa Period. There is also an adjacent pioneer resource center which introduces many of the people who contributed to the modernization of Japan and the local area as well as collects and preserves related materials. As a place dedicated to Confucius and the home of education enthusiasts, Seikei Park is said to be very fitting for Taku.

 


● Access:
From train station: 10-minute taxi ride from Taku Station on the JR Karatsu Line
Car: 15-minute drive from Nagasaki Expressway Taku IC
Bus: Get on Fureai community bus at Taku Bus Terminal (in front of Taku Station), get off at “Seikei Park Iriguchi” stop, and walk a short distance


● Entry Fee: Free

 

● Opening Hours: 9:00 - 16:00

 

● Museum Closed: Mondays and holidays


● Parking Lot: Accommodates 80 cars (free of charge)


● Contacts:
Division of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Taku City Government, Tel: +81-952-75-2117
Seikei Park (Local Museum, Museum of History and Folklore, and Pioneer Museum), Tel: +81-952-75-3002

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