A real estate property of the Itsuki Garden was initially acquired by the late founder of Hinoki Corporation to build his summer house.
As the land of his summer house is neighboring to a hiking trail running from Kita Kamakura station to Kamakura Big Buddha, for a many occasions he had offered hikers who happened to trespass his property by accident, a cup of green tea or bathroom.
For this reason, he decided to build a small terrace with bricks just to offer hikers a resting place. But actually he couldn’t stop it until he build 7 brick terrace over 40 years.
In 2012, as a result of our ecological research, we have found many valuable animals, plants and insects. So we determined to continue this research every year to preserve the natural forest.
The 6,000m² site owned by Itsuki Garden is home to approximately 340 medium to tall trees (10 to 40 years old) and numerous shrubs (1 to 5 years old), which are estimated to absorb approximately 3.6 tons of CO2 per year, thus contributing to carbon neutral.