Okazaki-City Okutono Jinya
A Flower Garden Village Where the History and Culture of the Okutono Domain Silently Slumber
A son of Sanenori, the 5th generation head of the Ogyu-Matsudaira clan, Sanetsugu founded the Okutono-Matsudaira branch and began governing this area. Afterwards, his great-grandson Norizane formed the Okutono Domain in 1711 and established Okutono Jinya as the domain's headquarters. These days, part of the feudal lord's residence and traditional earthen plaster walls surrounded by beautiful white-walled buildings remain atop a low hill. Restored in the style of the early Edo period, Kinbotei and Horai Garden are especially elegant. There are also flower gardens that bloom beautifully from season to season with springtime Yamazakura cherry blossoms, Thunberg's meadowsweets, and daffodils, followed by roses, hydrangeas, bush clover, autumn maple leaves, and camellias.