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Koishikawa Kōraku-en 小石川後楽園

Koishikawa Kōraku-en Garden, Tokyo (© Imre Cikajlo / iStockphoto.com)
Koishikawa Kōraku-en in autumn, Tokyo (photo by Kimon Berlin, Gribeco - Creative Commons Licence)

Koishikawa Kōrakuen is one of the most beautiful garden in Tokyo. It was founded in 1692 by Mitsukuni Tokugawa (also known under the nickname "Mito-Kōmon") of the Yorifusa branch of the Tokugawa family.

The scenery imitates famous Chinese and Japanese sceneries. Every season has its own splendor. There are several varieties of cherry trees blossoming from late March to early April, making Kōrakuen one of the best hanami spot in Tokyo. Autumn leaves are also particularly attractive.

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3 April 1938

70,847 m² / 7 ha / 18 acres

Tall trees : 4,030 / Shrubs : 168 + 17,700 m2 / Lawn : 1,300 m2

Pines, maples (momiji), weeping cherry trees, Yoshino cherry trees, yellow cherry trees, plum trees, azaleas, wisterias, hydrangeas, irises, amaryllises, water lilies, lotuses, nutmeg trees...

9am-5pm (last entry 4:30pm). Closed from 29 December to 1 January

300 yen

Koraku 1-chome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo

2min walk from Iidabashi (Oedo-line, Exit 6), 8min walk JR Iidabashi (JR, Tozai, Yurakuchō & Namboku lines), 8min walk from Korakuen (Marunouchi & Namboku lines)

Lunar bridge, Koishikawa Kōraken, Tokyo (photo by kanegen - Creative Commons Licence)
Shidare-zakura in full blossom, Koishikawa Kōraken, Tokyo

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