Japanese Garden popular in Kırşehir

Japanese Garden popular in Kırşehir

KIRŞEHİR - Anadolu Agency
Japanese Garden popular in Kırşehir

The Japanese Garden, which was opened in 1993, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city.

A Japanese Garden that was created 22 years ago by the Japanese government at a museum in the Central Anatolian province of Kırşehir’s Kaman district, has received 45,000 visitors over the past 11 months, already surpassing the total figure from last year. 

The museum’s director, İzzet Esen, said the garden was located in the same complex as the Japanese Archaeology Institute and the Kalehöyük Archaeology Museum. 

Esen said 35,000 tourists visited last year, but that figure has risen to 45,000 in the first 11 months of 2015.  “Most people are curious about the Japanese Garden and come to see it. They also visit the museum. We are trying to make more promotions for the museum. Entry fees are resulting in a reduction of the number of museum visitors. But generally, we have a visitor potential that increases all the time. Ten percent of the tourists are foreigners. It should increase,” Esen said. 

Esen said a large number of their visitors came from Kırşehir and neighboring provinces, adding that many among them were newlyweds. 

The Japanese Garden was opened in 1993 by the Japanese Middle Eastern Culture Center in the Çağırkan village of Kaman. 

The garden includes a mini waterfall, as well as many trees and shrubs.