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Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens 小石川後楽園

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An urban oasis in the heart of Tokyo

Among the oldest gardens in Tokyo, Koishikawa Korakuen dates back to as early as 1629. It was originally part of the residence of the Mito branch of the Tokugawa clan, completed during the reign of Mitsukuni.

The garden features a central pond around which a network of walking trails run. With different varieties of plants and trees, the garden is lovely throughout the year, but is especially popular in early spring for its cherry plum blossoms and in fall for its maple leaves.

Quick Facts

The name Korakuen comes from a poem stating that the happiness of the people comes before the ruler's

The Full Moon Bridge reflected in the water is designed to create the illusion of a full moon

Visit in early spring to see plum blossoms and in fall to see maple leaves

How to Get There

You can reach the garden by train and then on foot.

The West Gate of Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens is a three-minute walk from Iidabashi Station on the Toei Oedo Line. The East Gate is a five-minute walk from Suidobashi Station on the JR Chuo Line. The JR Chuo Line, Tokyo Metro Namboku Line, Yurakucho Line, and Tozai Line also stop at Iidabashi.

Entrance to the garden is restricted during busy periods.

* The information on this page may be subject to change due to COVID-19.

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