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Rikugien Garden, Bunkyo

#7 of 374 in Parks in Tokyo
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 .
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  • Pleasant walks to see the fall foliage. Lit up at night and the evening hours is pretty crowded. Tea shop located in Nice.
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  • I never knew that, but it comes. From komagome station really close! Though a peaceful Park. 30 minutes to slowly go around? A slow or hanging bridge, waterfall, and the city does not seem as time passes. Azaleas are beautiful around may. Worth a visit once.
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  • One of the many gardens of Tokyo. Beautiful landscape. It is a very quiet garden to rest awhile.
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  • Looks awesome when lit up at night. Try to go on a week night, we went on a weekend and it was super crowded. Took ages to get in, loves lines down the street ( apparently you can book a ticket online somewhere). walking around was like being on a conveyor belt. Hard to get a good picture with so many people there, but still a lot of fun!
  • Beautiful garden with a gentle path around a lake. There are different types of trees planted that are the focus of the park at various seasons. The cherry blossoms are for spring, and the maple and ginko for Fall. I visited in Fall and the maples near the bridge were the best. Fall colors peaked a couple of weeks before my visit. Still it was beautiful.
  • A surprisingly large and well-managed garden in the middle of seemingly nowhere. This garden is surrounded by walls and once I was able to find the entrance and paid the entrance fee, I was surprised by the sheer size of what's within the walls. Aside from the explanation of the history of this garden, the garden itself looks very similar to other Japanese gardens. Which, definitely is not a bad thing as it is quite tranquil and relaxing. Definitely worth a visit.
  • Lovely park at only 2 minutes from Komagome station. There is a fee of 300 yen but still the park is really peaceful. They were some traditional music when I went there. There is also a nice tea house. Perfect place for relaxing or go with your family
  • Breath-takingly beautiful Japanese garden hiding in Tokyo. Neighborhood nearby is also fun to walk around. Only ¥300 to enter. A worthy place to go even when flowers aren't in bloom. A must-visit if in Tokyo at any time of year.

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