A Japanese strolling garden that symbolizes the Sister-City relationship between Mishawaka, Indiana and Shiojiri City, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. It contains more than twenty different varieties of large plant material, over two hundred large boulders, donated statue and a teahouse pavilion.
Shiojiri Niwa is one of the few Japanese Style Gardens in Indiana. Dedicated in August 1987, it is Chisen-Kaiyushiki “A Strolling Garden” in which one is enticed from one point to the next by the constant unfolding of new scenes. It was designed by Shoji Kanaoka, Japanese Landscape Architect at Epcot Center, Disney World, Florida.