Along with Koishikawa Korakuen, this is one of Tokyo's two Main Japanese Gardens
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.
It is designated by the Japanese government as a Special Place of Scenic Beauty.
Famous as a place to view Sakura cherry blossoms and autumn foliage, this solemn Japanese garden is beautifully lit up twice a year. At illumination events held from mid-March to early April (a weeping cherry tree), and mid-November to early December (autumn foliage), visitors can feel the changing of the seasons interwoven with nature.
- It is a beautiful Japanese Garden.
- Every year at the end of March, a highlight is the weeping cherry tree in full bloom.
- Enjoy authentic matcha green tea and Japanese sweets while gazing at the garden from Fukiage-Chaya tea house.
- Postal Code
- 6-16-3 Hon-komagome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
General admission 300 yen, 65 years or older 150 yen (elementary school students and younger free)
※Free Admission Days: May 4th, October 1st
- End and beginning of the year (December 29th-January 1st)
9:00am-5:00pm (Admission allowed until 4:30pm)
*Subject to change.
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)