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Rikugien Gardens

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These gardens were constructed by Yanagisawa Yoshiyasu on land given to him in 1695 by Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, the fifth shogun of the Edo bakufu. Yoshiyasu spent seven years constructing a garden with paths around artificial hills and a pond. As the land was part of the flat Musashino region, when building the gardens he had to dig a pond, create hills, and bring in water from the Senkawa water supply to fill the pond.

the perfect place to take a rest during a long day exploring Tokyo or taking pictures at the beautiful pond in the center of the Rikugien Gardens.

Things to Do in Rikugien Gardens

Rikugien Gardens is the perfect place to enjoy the stunning beauty of the seasons in Japan. Tourists and travelers can enjoy the change of colors during the cherry blossom season or the leaves turning red in autumn. This can be the perfect place to take a rest during a long day exploring Tokyo or taking pictures at the beautiful pond in the center of the Rikugien Gardens.
Inside the garden you can also find some teahouse to enjoy some calming tea in one of the most breathtaking parks of Tokyo.

Rikugien Gardens is the perfect place to enjoy the stunning beauty of the seasons in Japan.

How to Get to Rikugien Gardens

Rikugien's main entrance can be easily found on the eastern corner of the park. Starting from Komagome Station on the Namboku Subway Line or the JR Yamanote Line, it will take about a 5-10 minute walk. In autumn (late November to early December) and spring (late March to early April) you can access Rikugien Garden through the more convenient Somei-mon Gate (it is closed during the rest of the year).

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More Information about Rikugien Gardens

Street address

6 Hon-KomagomeBunkyo-ku, Tokyo

Access

Route1

  • About 7 minutes by foot from Komagome Station on the JR Yamanote Line and Tokyo Metro Namboku Line

Route2

  • About 10 minutes by foot from Sengoku Station on the Toei Mita Line

Opening Hours

9:00-16:30 (gardens close at 17:00)

Closed

December 29-January 1

Website

http://www.gotokyo.org/en/kanko/bunkyo/spot/40860.html

Best season

Mar., Apr., May, Nov., Dec.

Point

English-speaking guides (free of charge) are available for foreign visitors. Guided tours from 11:00 and 14:00 on every 1st and 3rd Sunday
*Guided tours may be canceled for reasons such as inclement weather

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