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Rikugien Garden, Bunkyo

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#7 of 254 in Parks in Tokyo
Stroll through Rikugien Garden, a peaceful oasis inspired by poetry in the heart of Tokyo. Signage in English explains the connection between the gardens and excerpts of poetry, as you enjoy the scenery of cherry blossoms and the park's small pond. The park really shines during the autumn months, as lights illuminate the red and orange hues of the foliage after dark. You can find amenities throughout the garden, including snack stalls and restrooms. To visit Rikugien Garden and other attractions in Tokyo, use our Tokyo vacation route planner.
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  • August 6, 2017
    Japan garden fall leaves are enjoy cherry blossoms in spring. Well, chajo and you can loose. Nearest train station is the komagome. Just a little bit still feel the Showa era shops. Go walk a little along the lines of JR, and out to the sugamo.
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  • August 6, 2017
    Well day during the cherry blossom season, may have opened at night. Atmosphere, but many were people who did for me was the season of cherry blossoms at night. Japan garden views.
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  • August 2, 2017
    2017/07/21 柳澤吉保於元祿8年1695年獲五代將軍德川綱吉賜予這塊地之後耗費7年歲月修建了「迴遊式山泉水庭園」。因地處平坦的武藏野的一隅修建庭園時挖水池、建山再把千川上水的水引過來建成大泉水。景觀優美,引人入勝。Rikugien Gardens in Tokyo is a circuit style daimyo garden with hills and ponds, it is on...  more »
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  • March 25, 2017
    A little out of the beaten path for travelers to Tokyo, this gem of a garden is nonetheless a very worthwhile trip to the north of Tokyo. Built by a wealthy feudal Lord, this garden finds its inspiration in Chinese classical works. The gigantic weeping cherry blossom at the entrance is a sight to behold during cherry blossom festival and the rest of the garden is a serene visual treat. The park lights up till 9pm for cherry blossom viewing, but other times it's closed at 5pm.
  • June 2, 2017
    Small and relaxing park. Blooming flowers all year long according to guide. Visited it in early June, wonderful azalea were blooming.
  • May 21, 2017
    Beautiful park. I'm sure it's even more so during cherry blossom time. Definitely had a lovely walk through here.
  • May 23, 2017
    A very nice garden in the middle of a big city. Pretty decent as Tokyo parks go but not that great compared to, for example, Kamakura temple gardens.
  • May 13, 2017
    Simply amazing... Elegant, spotless and wonderful. Staff was somehow rude though.

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