Koishikawa Korakuen

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Koishikawa Korakuen is one of Tokyo’s oldest (early Edo Period 1600-1867) and best Japanese gardens. Like most traditional Japanese gardens, Koishikawa Korakuen attempts to reproduce famous landscapes in miniature, using ponds, stones, trees and man made hills to replicate both Japanese and Chinese scenery. A network of walking trails leads around to set observation points from which visitors can best view the garden. Despite the modern backdrop of Tokyo Dome and other buildings in the distance, the garden remains a beautiful natural escape from urban Tokyo.

Koishikawa Korakuen is attractive throughout the year. During Fall the vibrant red, orange and yellow colors of the dozens of maple and ginkgo trees are especially beautiful. While plum, cherry and weeping cherry blossoms adorn the branches in spring

(NB: Construction Notice – Parts of the pond and several structures and walkways at Koishikawa Korakuen are being renovated into 2015 and possibly beyond. While the garden remains open during the renovation, tourists should expect the works to have a certain impact on their visit.)

How to get there
Koishikawa Korakuen is a 5-10 minute walk from Iidabashi Station (JR Chuo Line) and the Tozai, Yurakucho, Namboku and Oedo Subway Lines. A 5-10 minute walk from JR Suidobashi Station along the (JR Chuo Line). Or a 10 minute walk from Korakuen Station along the Marunouchi and Namboku Subway Lines.

Open from 9:00 to 17:00 (entry until 16:30)

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