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Happoen Garden, Minato

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Favored as a wedding venue, Happoen Garden features lush tree species and colorful flowers. Stroll through the garden grounds to admire its carefully-manicured assortment of cherry trees, azaleas, waterfalls, and more, laid out over the foundation of a historic residential complex. Don't miss the garden's bonsai collection, including a pine tree that's over 500 years old. Afterwards, stop by the garden's teahouse to indulge in some treats and refreshments. Keep in mind that some areas may be restricted at times due to weddings and other events taking place. Arrange your visit to Happoen Garden and discover more family-friendly attractions in Tokyo using our Tokyo trip itinerary builder tool .
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  • Although the Japanese garden is part of a giant wedding hall, outsiders and non-guests of the wedding can stroll around this fabulous pond garden, which is especially impressive when the azaleas are i...  more »
  • Attended a friend's wedding. From the entrance to fine Japanese and it was nice. Smaller than the garden at chinzan-so is a quite nice. It is near the station.
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  • Beautiful gardens with small water. Popular newlyweds for photos. A very quiet place.
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  • Good Japanese restaurant and sushi with exceptional view and garden. Must try the tea set arrangement in the garden if possible. Best time when their Sakura blossoms!
  • Awesome garden and resort! Staff is incredibly friendly and catered food was excellent! Garden is peaceful with cool infrastructure and coy pond. Thanks Happo-en!
  • Is the single most amazing service I have experienced in my life. The level of quality on anything and everything the staff in Happo-en does and gives, is above and beyond any I have experienced or seen.
  • Absolutely beautiful Japanese garden well worth a visit. Beware there are a lot of weddings here so some parts get closed off as part of these.
  • We were referred to the Happo-en by my concierge at the Sheraton Miyako Tokyo Hotel initially to attend a traditional tea ceremony. A small group and myself later attended a dinner at the Happo-en. We toured the grounds and dressed in traditional attire. Ms. Soko Yanai and her team, from the beginning offered the highest level of quality, professionalism, and made us feel very welcomed. The true enchantment of this place goes well beyond it's traditional tea house, beautiful garden with cherry blossoms, priceless bonsai trees, great coffee, perfect ambiance, delicious cuisine, amazing art and the traditional experience they offer. It is the result of the hard working people that make this place a reality with an unsurpassed level of customer service that you can experience only here. Enju and his team prepared an amazing multiple-course meal for my group, by far the best we had in Japan. The level of precision associated with the presentation, customer service, sake pairings, texture/taste, the ambiance, food selections, dessert choices were truly the embodiment of perfection. Overall, the level of customer service left me speechless and is without parallel. Ms. Soko Yanai/her team exceed all conceivable expectations. Our time at the Happo-en was the pinnacle of our journey to Japan and an experience we will always treasure. This venue seems to typically caterer to large companies and weddings. Based on my experience, anyone who could get married here would truly be blessed with a magical storybook wedding. With the greatest sincerity, a heartfelt thank you to Happo-en for the perfect way to spend our last night in Japan.

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