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Rikugien Gardens

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These gardens were constructed by Yanagisawa Yoshiyasu on land given to him in 1695 by Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, the fifth shogun of the Edo bakufu. Yoshiyasu spent seven years constructing a garden with paths around artificial hills and a pond. As the land was part of the flat Musashino region, when building the gardens he had to dig a pond, create hills, and bring in water from the Senkawa water supply to fill the pond.

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More Information about Rikugien Gardens

Street address

6 Hon-KomagomeBunkyo-ku, Tokyo

Access

Route1

  • About 7 minutes by foot from Komagome Station on the JR Yamanote Line and Tokyo Metro Namboku Line

Route2

  • About 10 minutes by foot from Sengoku Station on the Toei Mita Line

Opening Hours

9:00-16:30 (gardens close at 17:00)

Closed

December 29-January 1

Website

http://www.gotokyo.org/en/kanko/bunkyo/spot/40860.html

Best season

Mar., Apr., May, Nov., Dec.

Point

English-speaking guides (free of charge) are available for foreign visitors. Guided tours from 11:00 and 14:00 on every 1st and 3rd Sunday
*Guided tours may be canceled for reasons such as inclement weather

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