Mejiro Garden
Mejiro Garden
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Neighbourhood: Ikebukuro
Ikebukuro is an area of massive development. Several thousand tenants occupy two giant department stores and shopping malls, where all sorts of shopping and gourmet foods can be enjoyed. The 60-story building at the east entrance of the station, Sunshine City, is a landmark within Ikebukuro and features an aquarium, planetarium, theme park as well as an observation platform. The popular name for the western side of this area is "Otome Road" (Maiden Road) and there are many shops selling products related to anime with a female theme. It has rapidly become the worldwide headquarters for ‘otaku’ or geek culture.
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Vermont7,547 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Mejiro Garden was a real treat and a stunning hidden gem for foliage. Color in other gardens we visited in Tokyo was not great this year, but the day we visited Mejiro Garden it was at absolute peak.

The garden is small and it takes a bit of work to find, but it is worth the effort. It is a short walk from Mejiro Station. There are signs posted along the street showing you where to go; the first is on the corner of Bakery Antendo. The walk is about 10 minutes through a primarily residential area with a few shops including “Ballerina” selling ballet costumes.

The garden is surrounded by a wall - be careful not to walk right past it. No other Westerners were there when we visited. Several Japanese tourists, a small group of local senior citizens, a wedding photo shoot, and a small group of Chinese twenty-somethings were the only people there.

The garden surrounds a large pond with a walking path going around 3 sides. The stroll garden has all the standard landscape features including an artificial hill, a small pagoda, a waterfall, a pavilion and wonderful plantings that in autumn were amazingly colorful.

There are numerous photos ops from various locations on the path and there were at least 3 other photographers there while we visited. At the far end there is a grassy area which had several food stalls around it - all closed for business when we visited. On the fourth side of the pond there are benches underneath a veranda; the seniors were sitting on the these benches admiring the view. Above the veranda is a building which looked as if it could rented for functions and it also included a children’s play school. The bride and groom rested in the building after having their photos taken in the pavilion above the pond.

There was no entry fee for the garden. The lovely ladies at the entrance asked us about our Japan trips, our visit to their garden, and then gave us a small gift.
Written 4 October 2020
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Gregory R
Falkirk189 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Although there was light rain on the day i visited in late November , it was a beautiful small garden and a little off the beaten track so it was very quiet. The path around the lake was beautiful and offered great photo opportunites with some intense red colours of autum leaves . Entrance was free with an english guide map availalbe plus some postcards for sale of the illumnations at night.
Written 9 December 2019
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Carole T
Groningen, The Netherlands3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
When I first heard of Mejiro Garden I had imagined it would have been much larger. However it had a serene atmosphere and the pond with waterfall offers a soothing ambience in the middle of Ikebukuro. It really is tucked away between regular houses, but if the gates are open feel free to walk in. There's no charge for walking around in the garden.
Written 25 October 2015
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mjb1001
Chiba Prefecture, Japan154 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
We found this place by accident taking a stroll from Mejiro to Ikebukuro to burn off lunch.

Mejiro Tei-En is a garden run by the government of Toshima-ku, a part of metropolitan Tokyo. The garden is free (we checked on the local government web site - we visited on a national holiday but it's free every day).

The path around the outside reveals nice views across a carp-and-goldfish pond and is surprisingly quite and green in concrete Tokyo. Near the entrance and exit there are benches or a gazebo to sit and pass the time, climate permitting, in the company of some koi carp. It'd be great for a little garden photography and relaxation, and mostly there aren't any tall buildings nearby to intrude into the shots too much.

Only snag: you might need GPS to find it.
Written 12 October 2015
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Julie V
Hamilton, Canada91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
So many gardens in Japan are gorgeous. The attention ro detail, meaning, quiet and respect are so apparent.
Written 19 January 2019
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Mish_H50
Japan381 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Friends
Well worth it, if you're in the area, and like light ups or small gardens but might not be worth it if you're looking for a very impressive garden. For repeaters, second timers or those living in Tokyo- certainly recommended. First time visitors can focus on other major sites. Still, small with few people and a lovely neighborhood- its delightful.
Written 4 December 2017
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Bob G
Kaiwaka, New Zealand230 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Family
Mejiro park was OK am for a stroll through walkways surrounded by trees, but you don't walk through the woods, there wasn't much obvious wildlife apart from a lot of other people escaping the city heat.
Written 29 September 2016
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redeyeblues
Edinburgh, UK1,312 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Couples
Just 200 yen to get in - Came here the last weekend of November. It was very small but absolutely gorgeous!! There's a bus a short walk away near Mejiro Station (#61 bound for Shinjuku West Exit) to Hotel Chinzanso which is also lit up at night (bigger and free but not as amazing).
Written 28 November 2015
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Jan H
Prague, Czech Republic74 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013 • Couples
Our host from Family Inn Saiko recommended us this little garden because it is light with colourfull lights at night. We went there and it was really interesting, there were only a few other people, entrance fee was small. Wery good place for night stroll, great for night photography and cool/unique experience.
Written 12 August 2014
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Sony Rajan
Tokyo, Japan192 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
A great place in the middle of the city. The park was beautiful for the autumn colors. Peaceful in the midst of bustling Tokyo
Written 16 December 2021
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