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Rikugien Garden, Bunkyo

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#7 of 254 in Parks in Tokyo
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 on your trip to Tokyo, use our Tokyo trip tool .
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  • No other Japan garden in the middle of the city, this large, well-kept. Every season, we can enjoy. Visit good sleep!
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  • One of our perennial favorites of small gardens in Tokyo with enchanting short strolls on leafy paths, crossing a few darling bridges and enjoying the reflections of rocks, bridges and trees in the wa...  more »
  • This was one of two gardens recommended by a zen garden designer for an inner city garden. It is amazingly tranquil despite being surrounded by tall apartment blocks. The lake and rock placements lend...  more »
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  • Looks awesome when lit up at night. Try to go on a week night, we went on a weekend and it was super crowded. Took ages to get in, loves lines down the street ( apparently you can book a ticket online somewhere). walking around was like being on a conveyor belt. Hard to get a good picture with so many people there, but still a lot of fun!
  • Breath-takingly beautiful Japanese garden hiding in Tokyo. Neighborhood nearby is also fun to walk around. Only ¥300 to enter. A worthy place to go even when flowers aren't in bloom. A must-visit if in Tokyo at any time of year.
  • A true oasis of nature in the middle of the city. Amazingly beautiful; large, quiet natural area; entrance is pretty accesible (~500 Yen as of Dec 2017). A definite must. You may take food and you can also buy there. Make sure you bring your camera.
  • Rikugien Park is one great place to visit during autumn. The lively colors give the park a relaxing and laid back athmosphere. Sitting by the lake side area is soothing for the soul. So serene. The park patrol can be a little bit strict in hearding the tourists around but all in the name of safety. I will definitely come back here again to see the illuminations next time.
  • Beautiful garden with a gentle path around a lake. There are different types of trees planted that are the focus of the park at various seasons. The cherry blossoms are for spring, and the maple and ginko for Fall. I visited in Fall and the maples near the bridge were the best. Fall colors peaked a couple of weeks before my visit. Still it was beautiful.

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