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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.
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.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions have been vetted and answered directly by each listing.
Is it possible to re-enter the premises?
Re-entry is not allowed.
Is free Wi-Fi available on the premises?
Yes, by the main gate.
Are there coin lockers?
Yes, by the main gate.
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- Name in Japanese
- 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)
※For special nighttime viewing hour please check the official website.
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)