Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens

A Japanese Garden Recognized for its Appreciation Value

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Garden

In Tokyo's Bunkyo Ward, there is an area called Korakuen, named after a Japanese garden located there. It is a "Kaiyushiki", or circuit-style garden, built around a pond with an island in the middle.
Under the Cultural Assets Preservation Act, it is designated as both a Special Historical Site and a Special Place of Scenic Beauty. In Kanto, only this garden and Hama-Rikyu Gardens have received this double designation.
This park features lakes, hills, rivers and rice paddies reproduced from places of scenic beauty. Each type of scenery is expressed in a magnificent way. With many of them named after famous places in China, a world of harmony, blending Japanese and Chinese taste, will unfold before you.

Highlight

  • In spring, you can enjoy various types of cherry blossoms, including the rare "Ukonzakura" variety.

Photos

  • Engetsu-Kyo, the Full Moon Bridge

    Engetsu-Kyo, the Full Moon Bridge

  • The Weeping Cherry Tree and Tea Room built on one side of the garden in Koishikawa Korakuen

    The Weeping Cherry Tree and Tea Room built on one side of the garden in Koishikawa Korakuen

Reviews

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  • 張婷

    環境優美 古蹟完美呈現 跟歷史完美的結合

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Details

Postal Code
112-0004
Address
1-6-6 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Telephone
03-3811-3015
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)
Access
(1) About 3 minutes on foot from Iidabashi Station on the Toei Subway Oedo Line (2) About 8 minutes on foot from Iidabashi Station on the JR Sobu Line and Tokyo Metro Tozai Line, Yurakucho Line, and Nanboku Line
(3) About 8 minutes on foot from Suidobashi Station on the JR Sobu Line
(4) About 8 minutes on foot from Korakuen Station on the JR Sobu Line
Official Website
Official Website (English)