Must-visit Cherry Blossoms viewing spot, Koishikawa Korakuen (Bunkyō-ku of Tokyo).

Written by Editorial department
1 Mar 2016
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This time, We would like to introduce you is Koishikawa Korakuen where is located in Bunkyō-ku of Tokyo.

From Kōrakuen Station of Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line just few minutes walk to Koishikawa Korakuen. It was built in the early Edo Period and is a Japanese landscape garden at the Tokyo residence of the Mito branch of the ruling Tokugawa family.

You will immediately see a few dozen cherry trees once enter. However, due to the weeping cherry tree typically reaches full bloom a few days before Someiyoshino, so it was too late when we visited here.
The building in the left of the photo is “Bunkyō council office”, and the building in the right with white roof is “Tokyo Dome” where is often hold events by Japanese baseball team “Giants”.

Although the weeping cherry trees already reached full bloom when we got there, but viewing Someiyoshino is just in time.

Walk around Koishikawa Korakuen, you will see a red small bridge called “Tsuten Bridge”. The scenery will be absolutely beautiful especially in late November during the Autumn colour season.

Koishikawa Korakuen was completed by Tokugawa Mitsukui who is very famous due to a historical drama called “Motokoumon”.

The scenery is combined traditional Japanese gardens and modern backdrop of Tokyo Dome. I wondering what would Mr. Tokugawa think if he is still alive.

The buildings from left side of the photo are “Bunkyō council office”, “LaQua”, and “Tokyo Dome”. “LaQua” is a attraction where provides hot spring facility, so people can visit here after viewing cherry blossoms at Koishikawa Korakuen.

Koishikawa Korakuen

Address:1-6-6 Koraku, Bunkyō-ku, Tokyo.
Opening Hour:9:00 ~ 16:30 (close at 17:00)
Admission Fee:300 yen
Access:
Walk 3 minutes from exit C3 of Iidabashi Station (E06) at Tokyo Metro Ōedo Line.
Walk 8 minutes from East exit of Iidabashi Station at JR Sōbu Line.
Walk 8 minutes from exit A1 of Iidabashi Station (T06•Y13•N10) at Tokyo Metro Tōzai Line • Yūrakuchō Line • Namboku Line.
Walk 8 minutes from exit Chūō Main of Iidabashi Station (M22•N11) at Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line • Namboku Line.

writer : makoa187jp
Deep knowledge of railway, and believes trains are not just as simiple as a transportation, also an enjoyment of a journey. Have a lot of experiences writing articles regards railway travel, and high knowledgement of season foliage. Visited about 50 hot springs so far.