A good 30 minute walk from the Myokenguchi station is the Kurokawa Dahlia Park.
Since we visited the area earlier in May, we knew about the park and looked forward to seeing the dahlias during Autumn.
Also, since we knew the area didn't have places to eat, we packed a little bento (tamagoyaki (rolled omelette), pickled cabbage, peanut nishime, assorted musubi & asian pear)
The park itself isn't too large, but there were many rows of different varieties of dahlia.
The bees were happy...
some were bigger than Satoshi's face!
We made a lot of "friends"...
With admission, they also give you some seeds to try growing your own dahlias, I'm definitely going to try next Spring.
It was a beautiful Autumn day, this park is a bit out of the way for us, but it was nice bonding with nature, we'll be back next year!
Kurokawa Dahlia Park
389 Kurokawa aza-Ochiai
Open early to mid-September until early November
Admission: 300 yen for high school students and adults