The history of Ohana began in 1738. Sadayoshi Tachibana, the fifth lord of the Yanagawa clan, built a second residence where he could take a rest from the affairs of governance and spend quiet time with his family on this land, which was then called “ohanabatake” (“field of alpine flowers”). At the start of the Meiji era, the Tachibana lineage became an earldom, and a home was completed here in a new, blended Western/Japanese style for the Earl Tachibana’s family. Additionally, the beautiful Shoto-en park was established with 280 pine trees. Following World War II, the formerly aristocratic family was impoverished and its then-head Kazuo and his wife Fumiko gave the former earl’s residence a fresh start as a traditional Japanese restaurant and inn. Although they struggled at first, Ohana ultimately became a sightseeing spot in riverside Yanagawa, and the historic Ohana now earns its reputation as a venue for weddings as well as an inn.
Address1 Shinhokamachi, Yanagawa, Fukuoka Prefecture