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Rikugien Garden, Bunkyo

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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 and other attractions in Tokyo, use our Tokyo vacation route planner.
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  • Spent a lovely morning wandering around these lovely gardens that go back to 1720. It's one of those places that you could go back to again and again and see something new each time. I visited mid-Apr...  more »
  • Rikugi-en is an ancient garden built in 1702 by feudal lord Yanagisawa Yoshiyasu. It is tucked away in the Komagome/Bunkyo-ku district. While mentioned as a Top Sight by Lonely Planet, it doesn't appe...  more »
  • We spent nearly 2 hours at the Rikugien Garden. It is beatiful. Visited in early March, just before cherry blossoms, and it was still beautiful. It is a large park and is well maintained. There is a c...  more »
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  • A little out of the beaten path for travelers to Tokyo, this gem of a garden is nonetheless a very worthwhile trip to the north of Tokyo. Built by a wealthy feudal Lord, this garden finds its inspiration in Chinese classical works. The gigantic weeping cherry blossom at the entrance is a sight to behold during cherry blossom festival and the rest of the garden is a serene visual treat. The park lights up till 9pm for cherry blossom viewing, but other times it's closed at 5pm.
  • Small and relaxing park. Blooming flowers all year long according to guide. Visited it in early June, wonderful azalea were blooming.
  • Beautiful park. I'm sure it's even more so during cherry blossom time. Definitely had a lovely walk through here.
  • A very nice garden in the middle of a big city. Pretty decent as Tokyo parks go but not that great compared to, for example, Kamakura temple gardens.
  • Simply amazing... Elegant, spotless and wonderful. Staff was somehow rude though.