Rikugien Gardens

Garden with friendly, bright atmosphere

Old Green
Green of tradition and history

Rikugien Gardens is one of the most famous Japanese garden and built in the times of the Tsunayoshi Tokugawa, the fifth shogun of the Edo Era. Friendly, bright garden is based on concept of using natural beauty to express a feeling of respect called “Yamatogokoro.” Having avoided being destroyed by war, the landscape has been preserved exactly as it was when it was created.

Photo Spot

The 88 most famous places in Japan that appear in the unique Japanese poem called “Waka” are compactly expressed at every turn in the garden. The scene in the photograph is “Togetsukyo” which was sung about in the “Shinchokusen Wakashū” Japanese song anthology. The most important thing to consider when photographing a beautiful scene in a garden is to balance with the background color.
Weeping cherry blossom full bloom in light pink at the end of March.

Something Green

You can enjoy green tea and sweets while viewing the pod at the “Fukiage Tea House”.

Rikugien Gardens

Information
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Access
Komagome Sta. on JR or Subway(N14)
Admission
Adult ¥300, 65 years and older ¥150

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