Uno Chiyo Birthplace

The well-tended Japanese garden is a highlight.

Uno Chiyo was a female novelist born in Iwakuni City in 1897. She published many famous works of literature until her death at the age of ninety-eight.
The highlight of this house, her birthplace, is Uno Chiyo’s much-loved garden. This traditional Japanese garden is resplendent with the colors of plum and cherry blossoms, autumn foliage, and moss. In particular, the season of the autumn colors, from late November until early December, is extremely beautiful and a perfect location for taking photographs.
Take a seat on the engawa (veranda) and gaze out onto the well-tended garden for an ideal moment of relaxation.



2-9-35 Kawanishi, Iwakuni City, Yamaguchi Prefecture

Open Hours


Closed Day(s)

Tuesdays (open on national holidays), Summer Obon period, End of year/New Year’s period
*Open on Tuesdays during the cherry blossom and autumn foliage period (Please check for open dates)


Not required

Time Required

30 min



Access from Kintaikyo Bridge

20 min walk


Around 7 min from Kawanishi Station on the JR Gantoku Line or Nishikigawa Railway Nishikigawa Seiryu Line


310 yen

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