Kakegawa Castle is said to have been built in the middle of the 15th century. The current castle tower was reconstructed in 1994 using the original methods. The top floor is a perfect vantage point for views overlooking the entire city.
Kiwi Fruits Country Japan is Japan’s largest kiwi farm. The extensive site encompasses a number of kiwi trees and abundant nature. The farm produces various kiwi varieties all year round, along with seasonal fruit, including mikan (Japanese mandarin oranges), persimmons, and Kiyomi oranges, a hybrid of mikan and orange. Various nature programs are offered. You can learn lots about the local natural environment and people through the programs, and also about various local animals, including sheep, rabbits, and goats (Extra fees are required for fruit sampling and nature programs).
Kakegawa Kachoen is a theme park featuring various kinds of birds “playing” among beautiful flowers. You will be welcomed by charming owls at the entrance. Feeding lorikeets on your shoulders and arms will be one of the memorable events of your trip, and you will be dazzled by the beautiful water lilies (about 600 plants of 100 kinds) in the Water Lily Ponds Zone as tropical birds fly around and about.
If you are interested in cosmetics and arts, visit the Shiseido Corporate Museum and Shiseido Art House. The museum exhibits corporate cultural assets, such as the company’s famous products and promotional materials, while the Art House exhibits paintings and craft items that have been exhibited in the Shiseido Gallery in Ginza, Tokyo.