Hiratsuka Japanese Garden was built in 1989 as a strolling garden with excursion trails arranged around a pond. The scenery contrived is of: mountain, forest and water. At the southern end a stairway you enter the "mountain" zone with trees that gives off an atmosphere of the heart of a mountain. The pond and arbor are seen in the other side of Takebayashi pavilion. The garden also has one additional treat, a suikinkutsu or Japanese water harp.