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Rikugien Garden

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Address: 6-16-3 Honkomagome, Bunkyo 113-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
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My wife and I noticed an advertisement poster on a metro train which showed an outstanding photo of illuminated weeping cherry tree. That was enough to convince us to find time... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I noticed an advertisement poster on a metro train which showed an outstanding photo of illuminated weeping cherry tree. That was enough to convince us to find time for a visit. We reached the park at 8pm and bought entrance tickets (¥300 per adult ).It was a cool night with few visitors The park is kept very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely and colourful trees in the park. If its a selected weekend, the park is lighted! Its worth to spend time here in Autumn.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across this place while out for a sightseeing/pokemon hunting walk - a beautiful manicured garden with tea house, waterfall and a weeping cherry tree. An oasis of calm in a hectic city, a beautiful place to spend an hour

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We traveled here by train specifically to see the park during autumn for the autumn illumination event. During the autumn illumination event, plenty of people especially the locals will throng to this park for a night stroll. Unlike some of the other bigger parks in Tokyo, this park is not that big and would take about 1 hr approximately to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

these beautiful gardens are accessible by ferry from the fish market, and they charge an admission fee. well worth a visit to see great examples of Japanese landscape gardening. I went in May so I can only guess how stunning they would be in cherry blossom or foliage seasons!

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Thank sunkus
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

I went there to see the garden in the evening with lights on. It looks really good. Its not a super Big park but all done in 30-45 min. It is situated just across komagome station so very easy to find.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Came by since we were in the area and found that the garden was closed. They did have a playground area which was open but the entrance to the actual garden was closed. Disappointing since it was a bit of a detour from the main center.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Bunkyo is a wonder area of Tokyo and this garden is among its crown jewels, the garden of waka poetry. You can have a guided tour with Japanese volunteers to see the many wonderful spots in the garden, about 60 minutes, 11am and 2pm Saturdays, Sundays, hoidays.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

We went to this park to check out the fall foliage in mid-November. It was still a bit early in most spots but still very pretty. The Togetsukyo bridge is probably the most photographed, but I thought that was far less impressive than the Yamakage bridge. The viewpoint from the Tsutsuji teahouse was especially beautiful. Plan to spend at least... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

A lovely garden at any time of the year. Some beautiful water features and with a long history. Lovely tea pavilion and apparently famous in spring for plum blossom. Its about 8-10 minutes walk from Komagome Metro Station so easy to get to. Worth investing time to explore the many paths and nooks and crannies

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