Koishikawa Kōrakuen Garden, Bunkyo

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#11 of 254 in Parks in Tokyo
Find a place of tranquility and calm within the urban hubbub of the capital at Koishikawa Kōrakuen Garden, a green area that represents one of the oldest and best preserved sites in the city. The well maintained gardens were first developed by a feudal lord in 1629, and have since become a treasured public area, providing a welcome oasis of greenery and seasonal bloom within the sprawling city. Take a stroll around the park's main pond, admiring the contrast between the garden's natural colors and the dominant grey skyline of the city behind it. For Koishikawa Kōrakuen Garden and beyond, use our Tokyo vacation planner to get the most from your Tokyo vacation.
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  • I went there on Autumn and it was amazing!! It's breathtaking to see momiji leaves change its color to red and ginko trees in yellow. You only have to pay 300 yen, but it's so worth it!  more »
  • It’s a beautiful Large garden . Nice to take a walk here . You should visit during autumn as it’s the best during that time .  more »
  • This Park is right next to the Tokyo dome. It dates back to the era Edo, in the 17th century. There are several great trees to look like giant bonsais and beautiful lotus. It is full of Stone lanterns, the toro. There are plenty of animals, including many species of turtles, lizards not fearful at all (got one in hand), an egret and huge carp. We have spent long periods of time to take pictures and enjoy the weather of October. In season, but remember your repellent! It is a space of lovely nature but with the ubiquity of the city around, with the silhouette of overwhelming the Tokyo dome protruding above the trees.
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  • An absolutely beautiful garden and worth the visit. Entrance fee is about 300 Yen and it allows you to go into a very very peaceful park. It was extremely well maintained and quite beautiful. I had the pleasure of going during the peak cherry blossom season and it was breathtaking. But I feel that even if I went during non cherry blossom season, I would still be very impressed with the garden.
  • One of the best Japanese gardens in Tokyo. Beautiful and well maintained. We visited during momiji season in late November. It was crowded but still we managed to get some amazing photos. I do recommend a visit if you enjoy Japanese gardens.
  • It is amazing as a megalopolis like Tokyo still manages to maintain a well functioning balance between city and nature. So many wonderful green spots dot the city and this is one of them. Ponds with bridges, a Tea House...all "a la Japonaise" delight us at every turn of the way. Loved this place. The Sakura bloom there was awesome!
  • Beautiful garden, went in winter and it was still quite lush, I rate gardens on seasonal elements and wildlife. They had birds, fish and turtles ❤
  • amazing park. Japanese free park are all really beautiful so imagine a park where you have to pay 300yen to enter. It's super beautiful :D

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