Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens
Iidabashi: Park/garden
 
Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens: Iidabashi
Iidabashi / Park/garden
Open 9am-5pm (enter by 4:30) daily.
Admission: Y300
Average visit time: 30-60 minutes

Construction on this vast, 70,000-square-meter landscape garden began in 1629 by members of the Mito Tokugawa family. The garden presents visitors with a series of walks over bridges and ponds and artificially constructed hills, offering vistas of miniature versions of famous landscapes of Japan and China.

The most popular times of year are late November (when the leaves change color) and late February (when plum flowers are in bloom), but it's also quite lovely in May (wisterias) and June (irises). After you've finished your tour you can enjoy a cup of tea or a snack in the teahouse located at the garden's entrance.





Koraku 1-6-6.
3 minutes from Iidabashi station (Oedo line exit C3); 8 minutes from Iidabashi (JR, Tozai, Yurakucho, Namboku lines); 8 minutes from Korakuen station (Marunouchi, Namboku lines)
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