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Rikugien Gardens

Along with Koishikawa Korakuen, this is one of Tokyo's two Main Japanese Gardens

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Starting in 1695, Rikugien was constructed over 7 years as a Japanese garden of undulating scenery. Designed in the Kaiyushiki style, it features strolling paths around ponds and hills.
Designated in Japan as a Special Place of Scenic Beauty, this famed garden is heralded as one of the two largest Edo gardens, along with Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens.

Known as a famous spot to find cherry blossoms and colorful autumn leaves, the "Spring Night Special Viewing" in March and the "Garden Autumn Foliage Night Special Viewing" from mid-November to early December. Come here for the unforgettable beauty of a Japanese garden all alight at night, bringing you all the beauty and vibes of each season.

One unforgettable sight is the remarkable weeping cherry tree, an iconic tree at Rikugien that stands 15 meters tall and 20 meters wide.
At Fukiagejaya Teahouse located inside you can enjoy the view out over the garden over a snack of matcha tea and Japanese sweets. There’s a even a gift shop for items like small notepads.

Highlights

  • A sprawling garden with hills and ponds, designed after 7 years.
  • A popular spot for catching the cherry blossoms or colorful autumn leaves.
  • Home to Fukiagejaya Teahoue where you can enjoy the authentic taste of matcha tea and Japanese sweets while looking out over the garden.

Photos

  • The strolling type mound and fountain garden, opened after 7 years of careful design.

    The strolling type mound and fountain garden, opened after 7 years of careful design.

  • The iconic “Weeping Cherry Blossom Tree” at Rikugien

    The iconic “Weeping Cherry Blossom Tree” at Rikugien

  • The splendor of cherry blossoms lit up at night.

    The splendor of cherry blossoms lit up at night.

  • Illuminations even during the colorful autumn leaves season.

    Illuminations even during the colorful autumn leaves season.

  • The autumn foliage of Rikugien

    The autumn foliage of Rikugien

  • Rikugien (In front of the main entrance)

    Rikugien (In front of the main entrance)

Official FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions have been vetted and answered directly by each listing.

Q

Is it possible to re-enter the premises?

A

Re-entry is not allowed.

Q

Is free Wi-Fi available on the premises?

A

Yes, by the main gate.

Q

Are there coin lockers?

A

Yes, by the main gate.

Reviews

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  • 王隆佑

    只有門口處的枝垂櫻比較美其他還好。

  • C_huihsueh1101

    原汁原味很典型的日式庭園,春天的櫻花很適合來這邊參觀。

  • 陳豐収

    東京都少數難得可以看夜楓的地方,從江戶時代就保留下來實屬珍貴。

  • Risa Lee

    六義園是日本典型的回遊式山泉水庭園。有池塘,樹林,散步道,木橋,還有各種花卉等各種各樣的風景。估計在裏面走上一整天都看不夠。非常推薦。

  • Rise

    特别美丽的日本庭院。正好赶上赏枫时节,更是风情万种。别的季节还没有去过,据说冬季的雪吊松另有一番情趣。下次一定要去看看。

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Details

Name in Japanese
六義園
Postal Code
113-0021
Address
6-16-3 Hon-komagome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Telephone
03-3941-2222
Admission
General admission 300 yen, 65 years or older 150 yen (elementary school students and younger free)
※Free Admission Days: May 4th, October 1st
Closed
End and beginning of the year (December 29th-January 1st)
Hours
9:00am - 5:00pm (Admission allowed until 4:30pm)
※For special nighttime viewing hour please check the official website.
Access
1) About 7 minutes on foot from Komagome Station on the JR Yamanote or Tokyo Metro Namboku Lines
2) About 10 minutes on foot from Sengoku Station on the Toei Subway Mita Line
Official Website
Official Website (English)