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Kiyosumi Gardens

The garden has a reputation for the beauty of the harmony of famous stones and pine trees collected from all over Japan, allowing you to enjoy the beauty of Japan in a circular fountain garden.

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Japanese-style Garden

The Kiyosumi Gardens are a circular garden with a fountain, an artificial hill, and a dry landscape garden. In 1878, industrialist Yataro Iwasaki purchased the site of a dilapidated mansion and planned to create a garden. After his death, work continued on the garden, which was completed in 1880 as the Fukagawa Fellowship Garden. In 1932, the garden was opened to the public, and in March 1979, it was designated as a place of scenic beauty by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. In 1977, an additional site adjacent to the west side of the garden opened as an open park, which is still the current configuration now.

There are three different types of "rock crossing" in the park, and you can enjoy the changing scenery as you walk along. Also, on days when it is quietly raining or after it has rained, the various stones in the park shine beautifully in the rain, giving them a different look. Since there are relatively few visitors on rainy days, this sight is popular to only a very few. The park on the west side of the garden has a lawn, a pergola, and about 20 cherry trees, making it a popular place for cherry blossom viewing in spring.

Normally, Japanese guides are available on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, and English guides are available on the second Sunday of every month, but due to the need to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, this service is not yet available. If you are interested, please contact us.

Highlights

  • The garden is a circular forest garden with a fountain, an artificial mountain and a dry landscape garden.
  • At the edge of the pond, rock crossing are placed in three places so that visitors can walk across the pond.
  • In spring, it is a popular place for cherry blossom viewing.
  • The stones in the garden glisten when there is light rain or after it has rain which is a sight to behold.

Photos

  • “Mt. Fuji”, the tallest and largest artificial mountain in Kiyosumi Gardens

    “Mt. Fuji”, the tallest and largest artificial mountain in Kiyosumi Gardens

  • Panoramic view of the garden

    Panoramic view of the garden

  • “Sensui”, a pond with three islands

    “Sensui”, a pond with three islands

  • "Rock crossing" and "pavilion in a garden"

    "Rock crossing" and "pavilion in a garden"

Reviews

  • 木林森

    門票相對便宜只要$150日幣,就能在庭園內消磨一個下午,園區內的植栽和造景,都相當的用心維護。

  • 瑩瑩

    在日式優雅庭園內自由自在的閑逛,如果能夠喝上一杯綠茶配上和菓子,應該是種幸福的享受

  • 王奇語

    沿著步道走可以欣賞庭園的造景,也可以跨過小橋走進水池中,庭園美景一覽無遺

  • 林柔辰

    輪椅路線設計很貼心,景色很美,全家大小都能來

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Hygienic Prevention Measures

  • Hand sanitizer available at the entrance of the garden (and at the entrance of the meeting facility for users of the meeting facility)

  • Please keep aware of social distance

  • It is necessary to wear a mask

Details

Name in Japanese
清澄庭園
Postal Code
135-0024
Address
3-3-9 Kiyosumi, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Telephone
03-3641-5892 (Kiyosumi Gardens Service Center)
Closed
Year-end and New Year holidays (Dec. 29 - Jan. 1)
Admission
150 JPY for adults, 70 JPY for those 65 and older *Free for elementary school students and younger, junior high school students residing or attending school in Tokyo, those with a physical disability certificate, “ai no techou” holders, mental disability health and welfare certificate, or rehabilitation certificate, and their attendants
Access
3-minute walk from Kiyosumi-shirakawa Station on the Toei Oedo Line and Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line
Smoking
Not allowed
Credit Card
Not Available (Scheduled to be available from Spring 2021)
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)