Stroll through Rikugien Garden, a peaceful oasis inspired by poetry in the heart of Tokyo. Signage in English explains the connection between the gardens and excerpts of poetry, as you enjoy the scenery of cherry blossoms and the park's small pond. The park really shines during the autumn months, as lights illuminate the red and orange hues of the foliage after dark. You can find amenities throughout the garden, including snack stalls and restrooms. To visit Rikugien Garden on your trip to Tokyo, use our Tokyo trip tool.
Tours to Rikugien Garden
€109 BOOK WITH VIATOR Tokyo Full-Day Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide Tokyo Full-Day Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide
Duration: 6 hours
€87 BOOK WITH VIATOR Tokyo Half-Day Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide Tokyo Half-Day Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide
Duration: 4 hours
€928 BOOK WITH VIATOR Tokyo Private Car Tour: Professional Guide and Driver/Optional airport xfer Tokyo Private Car Tour: Professional Guide and Driver/Optional airport xfer
Duration: 10 hours
€109 BOOK WITH VIATOR Tokyo Japanese Garden Lover's Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide Tokyo Japanese Garden Lover's Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide
Duration: 6 hours
€428 BOOK WITH VIATOR Off the beaten path special in Tokyo by walking Off the beaten path special in Tokyo by walking
Duration: 5 hours
Rikugien Garden reviews
Beautiful path, many small bridges,, beside lake, Nothing showy-just a well manicured mature garden in the middle of a city. It had numerous places to sit and enjoy the quiet. It had the only trash...
Beautiful path, many small bridges,, beside lake, Nothing showy-just a well manicured mature garden in the middle of a city. It had numerous places to sit and enjoy the quiet. It had the only trash... more »
Right next to Konagome station. Entrance fee is 300 Yen and the park is a nice stroll. Some nice Autumn foliage but not overly spectacular. Good spot for a stroll away from the hustle and bustle.
Right next to Konagome station. Entrance fee is 300 Yen and the park is a nice stroll. Some nice Autumn foliage but not overly spectacular. Good spot for a stroll away from the hustle and bustle. more »
We went there in early autumn to see the illumination but the trees haven't quite turned colors yet. If you are coming by the Komagome Station, ignore the big signage pointing you to the garden...
We went there in early autumn to see the illumination but the trees haven't quite turned colors yet. If you are coming by the Komagome Station, ignore the big signage pointing you to the garden... more »
Weather was a bit cloudy today but the landscape is just as beautiful. Would visit again in autumn to see the leaves turn colour. It's a small garden if being compared to Shinjuku Gyoen. There's a also a cozy looking tea shop for tea (matcha) lovers.
A beautiful garden located near Komagome Station. It can also be reached by Sugamo Station but is a good 10 -15 minute walk. The entrance is located at the south east corner. Gorgeous landscape with well maintained and manicured trees and plants. I would love to go back in Autumn and Spring to see the different colors. There is a place to buy souvenirs and a few food items. There is also a small tea shop where you can enjoy a cup of matcha while taking in all the beauty.
I used to live in Komagome and have probably been here 30+ times. One of my favorite places in Japan (the other that springs to mind is a yakibuta place in Akasaka I went to last night). It is late June and stinking hot, but somehow serene. You have to have a bowl of macha at the tea hut. I saw a kingfisher last time I visited. The gardens were donated by the Iwasaki family (Mitsubishi group) to Tokyo city in 1938. The best Y300 I know. I am writing this near Ueno St eating 6 oysters and drinking a cold beer for Y1,000 - another great deal!
Beautiful Japanese garden near Komagome station. This place has both beautiful autumn foliage and beautiful cherry blossoms. At the peak of the fall colors, when I visited it was very crowded and there was a long line to enter the garden. But fortunately, I went to Toyo Bunko Museum before that and bought a joint pass for the park and museum. This joint pass allowed me faster entry to the park without having to wait in the long queue. There might be such passes available on many occasions so it is better to take the advantage of such joint pass in the busy season. For the lighter season or for weekdays it is a great escape from the city’s hustle and bustle and to soak yourself into fresh nature.
A awesome park with a great history and well planned design. Autumn 🍂 is at its best in Rikugien garden at Tokyo. A must visit place in enjoy the beautiful nature and to capture the reflection pics. The colorful trees and flowers are mesmerizing. The design of the park is astonishing with the bridges interconnecting the whole park. Red and golden maple 🍁 leaves 🍃 adds energy to the trip. Ginkgo trees are shining with the pretty yellow leaves. A special weeping Sakura tree is there in the entrance which is a must visit during a Sakura season. It’s a celebration for the eyes to visit Rikugien garden in all the seasons.
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