Yanagisawa Yoshiyasu, who served the shogunate as a Tairo-kaku (“Great Elder”) during the era of Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, the fifth-generation Tokugawa shogun, created this garden in an area full of daimyo residences. With its undulating paths and well-planned design, the Japanese garden is particularly famous for its azaleas and weeping sakura close to the garden entrance. The gardens are lit up at night during the spring when cherry blossoms are in bloom and again in autumn when the foliage is turning colors. The garden evokes scenery of Kishu (in Wakayama) with the middle Daisensui Pond and its Nakanoshima Island. Many foreign tourists enjoy visiting Rikugien.
Tokyo Bunkyou-ku Honkomagome 6
9:00-17:00 (Admission until 16:30)
Tokyo Bunkyou-ku Honkomagome 6 [map]
- 9:00-17:00 (Admission until 16:30)
- New Year's Holiday(12/29-1/1)
- [Admission fee] General300yen, Over 65150yen, Elementary school age students and under, and Tokyo High School Students are free.
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Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- View route from Station View route from Bus Stop View route from IC View route from Parking
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