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Koishikawa Korakuen 小石川後楽園 Japanese Gardens / Iidabashi

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Koishikawa Korakuen Garden was established in 1629. The garden has 70,000 square meters and is built surrounding a pond in the center. There are ponds, lakes and mountains that replicate a few of China's landmarks. In the center there is small hill next to the pond from where you can view the whole garden. Blossoms of beautiful weeping cherry trees are a must-see. There are many historical ruins spread throughout. (No pets allowed)

Categories Japanese Gardens
Nearest Station Iidabashi
Address 1-6-6 Korakuen, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Telephone 03-3811-3015
Home Page (Available in English)
Business Hours 9:00am-5:00pm
Price Admission: Adults (Middle School Students and older): 300yen; Seniors (65+): 150yen; Children: FREE

4 Reviews for Koishikawa Korakuen

  • Koishikawa Korakuen
  • (2009-05-05)
  • I'd say this place is almost as good as Hamarikyu. Hamarikyu has more greenery and open space going for it, but Koishikawa is a bit more fun to explore, with various "landmarks" around the central pond, such as the two bridges, the shrine, the trellis, the tree garden, and the panoramic, perfect-picture-spot hill just after the red bridge. The store also sells carp feed for 150 yen, and yes, the... Read More

  • Koishikawa Korakuen
  • (2008-12-08)
  • One of my favorites garden. Very typical, with a zen attitude. You can walk on rocks in the pond. You have a lot of koi carp and everything is neat. You can spend a sunny afternoon there with ease ! Entrance is not free but still it worth it. If you looking for a place with trees and calm, you should consider this garden.

  • Koishikawa Korakuen
  • (2008-01-16)
  • It's true that you're almost able to forget you're in a huge city. Your eyes tend to focus on the nature in front of you and the garden is well set up to make these natural features stand out. The garden is peaceful and it wasn't very crowded when I was there on a Friday morning. The park had some ducks and koi fish and it was fun to watch the fight for bread crumbs between the two. The Full... Read More

  • Koishikawa Korakuen
  • (2007-10-02)
  • Aside from the large buildings in the background, you almost forget that you're in the middle of Tokyo when you walk through Koishikawa Korakuen garden. Impressively, there is very little noise pollution. Like many Japanese gardens, Koishikawa Korakuen is arranged around a large pond. It features several smaller picturesque places as well. For instance, Engetsu-kyo, or "the Full Moon Bridge" is we... Read More
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