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Rikugien Garden

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6-16-3 Honkomagome, Bunkyo 113-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3941-2222
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to escape the city for a bit. Lovely greenery and well-maintained gardens. It is a perfect place for a quiet stroll. If coming from Shibuya, take the green JR Yamanote line for Shinjuku / Ikebukuro. It'll take you 22 mins...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 13 December 2018

As the garden is open with the night illumination, will be good to go before night fall so you can see the transition of the garden from day to night.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kay Hong C
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Visit this garden in late November or early December after dark if possible. The illumination together with autumn colours is beautiful, an experience to be remembered. One of the best places in Tokyo!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Elina S
Reviewed 5 December 2018

The Rikugien garden is a traditional Japanese garden. It is one of the most beautiful gardens in Tokyo. Many pine trees, cherry trees and maple trees are planted in the garden. The garden has a pond with strolling paths around its perimeter. It was built...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PCM199
Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

I came here when the leafs is changing color to red- not too much cause it will be red at the end off November. Entrance ticket is 300¥. Don’t forget to get a stamp before leaving at entrance

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BillyS1970
Reviewed 1 December 2018

I learned of this garden doing research on what to see in Tokyo. Well, it's been on my list for the last couple of trips, and I finally made it. Autumn is a great time to visit for the colorful trees, and better still, the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kathleen S
Reviewed 29 November 2018

We went this fall and enjoyed it very much, there are numerous maples,bamboo,tea rooms and plenty of Koi carp and turtles.Stone Lanterns with lots of places to take photos and a small hill which overlooks the great pond

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Marc T
Reviewed 28 November 2018

This is a beautiful peaceful garden with no Westerners in sight when we were there (mid Oct). There is a tea room in the garden and lovely views from some elevated positions.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank WeeBets
Reviewed 28 November 2018

This historic garden was originally constructed in 1702 and is a strolling garden which represented 88 scenes from ancient Japanese poetry. Although the garden is much changed, only around 18 scenes remain, the garden is a pleasure to walk around, it needs around an hour...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank T-SGlobetrotters
Reviewed 27 November 2018

The Japanese really know how to do this kind of thing. I spent just over an hour wandering around this beautifully illuminated Japanese park that really brought out the Autumn colours. Amongst the swarming mass of Tokyo, the locals really know how bring out an...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank David M
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30 January 2018|
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Response from John L | Reviewed this property |
As for "pre booking" as I say, as a public park operated by Tokyo Metropolitan Government - as such, and as a public facility, there is no "booking" or "pre booking".
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Response from John L | Reviewed this property |
During peak seasons: 1. first week of April for sakura cherry blossoms and 2 late November early December for red maples there will be extended night viewing. For some reason this is popular, but the glare from the... More