Tajima Highlands Botanical Gardens

Tajima Highlands Botanical Gardens were established on a magnificent Highlands that is designated as the Hyounosen-Ushiroyama-Nagisan Quasi-national Park and was also chosen as the top of Hyogo Prefecture’s 100 Best Tourist Sites. You can enjoy a meal at a restaurant surrounded by greenery and a walk listening to birds singing. In the botanical gardens, you can see about 1,000 kinds of volunteer plants such as trees, grasses, and flowers and about 300 kinds of similar plants. A huge Japanese Judas tree 16m in circumference is the symbol of the Tajima Highlands Botanical Gardens. The tree has been watching the wetland for over 1,000 years and still drawing water from Mt. Torokawa to nurture living creatures in the botanical gardens. And enjoy shopping at the specialty shop! The shop also sells a hot product “Katsura no Sennensui” (Japanese Judas tree’s millenary water (spring water)).