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Parks and Gardens in Tokyo

Rikugi Gardens
Rikugi Gardens, Tokyo.

Contents

1. Gardens

2. Parks

1. Gardens 庭園

Hamarikyu Gardens 浜離宮恩賜庭園

Opening date
Land area
Number of trees
Variety of plants

Opening hours
Admission fee
Address
Nearest station
1 April 1946
250,165 m²
Tall trees : 6,077 / Shrubs : 2,085 / Lawn : 81,201 m²
Black pines, plum trees, camellias, maples (momiji), elms, irises, hydrangeas, wax trees, bamboo grass, cherry trees, crape myrtles, amaryllises, peonies.
9.00 am-5.00 pm (last entry 4.30 pm). Closed from 29 December to 3 January
300 ¥
Hamarikyu Teien, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
2 minute walk from Shiodome (Oedo-line), 7 minute walk from Tsukiji-Shijō (Oedo-line) or Shimbashi (Ginza, Asakusa and JR lines)

Hamarikyu Gardens
Hamarikyu Gardens

Kiyosumi Gardens
Kiyosumi Gardens

Kiyosumi Gardens 清澄庭園

Opening date
Land area
Number of trees
Variety of plants
Opening hours
Admission fee
Address
Nearest station
24 July 1932
81,091 m²
Tall trees : 4,224 / Shrubs : 13,414 + 8,861 m² / Lawn : 18,103 m²
Black pines, cherry trees, azaleas, hydrangeas, irises
9.00 am-5.00 pm (last entry 4.30 pm). Closed from 29 December to 1 January
150 ¥
Kiyosumi 2 and 3-chome, Koto-ku, Tokyo
3 minute walk from Kiyosumi-Shirakawa (Oedo & Hanzomon lines)

Rikugi-en Gardens 六義園

Opening date
Land area
Number of trees
Variety of plants


Opening hours
Admission fee
Address
Nearest station
16 October 1938 (laid in 1695)
87,809 m²
Trees : 6,340 / Shrubbery : 28,700 m² / Lawn : 246,499 m²
Pines, maples (momiji), zelkova, elms, dogwoods, camphor trees, castanopsis sieboldii, idesia polucarpa, azaleas, plum trees, camelias, weeping cherry trees, evergreen magnolia, bush clovers, sasanquas, etc.
9.00 am-5.00 pm (last entry 4.30 pm). Closed from 29 December to 3 January
300 ¥
Hon-komagome 6-chome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
7 minute walk from Komagome (Namboku and JR lines), 10 minute walk from Sengoku (Mita line)

Kyu-Furukawa Gardens 旧古河庭園

Opening date
Land area
Number of trees
Variety of plants

Opening hours
Admission fee
Address
Nearest station
30 April 1956
30,780 m²
Tall trees : 2,400 / Shrubs : 2,400 / Lawn : 1,500 m²
Maples (momiji), roses, cherry trees, plum trees, azaleas, irises, peonies, bottle bushes, spider lilies, sasanquas, wax trees, camellias
9.00 am-5.00 pm (last entry 4.30 pm). Closed from 29 December to 1 January
150 ¥
Nishigahara 1-chome, Kita-ku, Tokyo
7 minute walk from Nishigahara (Namboku line), Kami-Nakazato (JR lines)

Kyu-Furukawa Gardens
Kyu-Furukawa Gardens

Koshikikawa Botanical Garden
Koshikikawa Botanical Garden

Koshikikawa Botanical Garden 小石川植物園

Opening date
Land area
Number of trees
Variety of plants

Opening hours


Admission fee
Address
Nearest station
1877
16 hectare
Tall trees : 4,030 / Shrubs : 168 + 17,700 m² / Lawn : 1,300 m²
Plum trees, cherry trees, azaleas, camellias, maples, Japanese primroses, bonsai trees, alpine plants...
9.00 am-4.30 pm (last entry 4.00 pm). Closed from 29 December to 3 January, and Mondays (if public holidays, then Tuesday); Greenhouse open from 1 to 3pm on Tuesday and Wednesday only.
330 ¥
3-7-1 Hakusan, Bunkyo-ku,Tokyo
A shorth walk from Myōgadani station (Marunouchi line) or Hakusan station (Toei Mita line)

Koshikikawa Kōrakuen Gardens 小石川後楽園

Opening date
Land area
Number of trees
Variety of plants

Opening hours
Admission fee
Address
Nearest station
3 April 1938
70,847 m²
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
9.00 am-5.00 pm (last entry 4.30 pm). Closed from 29 December to 1 January
300 ¥
Koraku 1-chome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
2 minute walk from Iidabashi (Oedo-line, Exit 6), 8 minute walk JR Iidabashi (JR, Tozai, Yurakuchō & Namboku lines), 8 minute walk from Korakuen (Marunouchi & Namboku lines)

Mukojima Hyakka-en Gardens 向島百花園

Opening date
Land area
Number of trees
Variety of plants
Opening hours
Admission fee
Address
Nearest station
8 July 1939 (laid between 1804 and 1830)
10,885 m²
Tall trees : 1,040 / Shrubs : 550
Dogtooth violets, bush clovers, various kind of plants and flowers, plum trees
9.00 am-5.00 pm (last entry 4.30 pm). Closed from 29 December to 3 January
150 ¥
Higashi-mukojima 3-chome, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
8 minute walk from Higashi-mukojima (Tōbu Isesaki line), 13 minute walk from Keisei Hikifune (Keisei Oshiage line).

Tonogayato Gardens 殿ヶ谷戸庭園

Opening date
Land area
Number of trees
Variety of plants
Opening hours
Admission fee
Address
Nearest station
1 April 1979 (laid between 1913 and 1915)
21,123 m²
Tall trees : 1,700 / Shrubs : 800 / Lawn : 4,000 m²
Maples (momiji), red pines, azaleas, wisterias, etc.
9.00 am-5.00 pm (last entry 4.30 pm). Closed from 29 December to 1 January
150 ¥
Minamimachi 2-chome, Kokubunji city, Tokyo
2 minute walk from Kokubunji (JR Chuo line)

Shinjuku Gyōen Gardens 新宿御苑

Opening date
Land area
Variety of plants

Opening hours

Admission fee
Address
Nearest station
1872
583,000 m²
Maples (momiji), cherry trees, gingko trees, sycamores, chrysanthemums, azaleas, etc.
9.00 am-4.30 pm (last entry 4.00 pm). Closed on Mondays (or Tuedays if Monday is a national holiday). Closed from 29 December to 3 January
200 ¥
11 Naito-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
5 minute walk from Shinjuku-Gyoen-mae (Marunouchi line), 10 minute walk from Shinjuku station (Marunouchi, Oedo, Shinjuku, Keio, Odakyu, JR lines)

Imperial Palace East Gardens (Kokyo Higashi Gyōen) 皇居東御苑

Opening date
Land area
Variety of plants

Opening hours
Admission fee
Address
Nearest station
29 January 1960
210,000 m²
Pines, cypreses, plum trees, azaleas, irises, gardenias, citruses, yuzuriha, etc.
9.00 am-4.00 pm (Nov-Feb until 3:30pm). Closed on weekends, but open on national holidays (except 23 Dec). Closed from 28 December to 3 Januray.
Free
Kokyo Higashi Gyoen, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
1 minute walk from Otemachi Exit C10 (Marunouchi, Tozai, Hanzomon, Chiyoda & Mita lines)

Kyu Shiba Rikyu Garden 旧芝離宮恩賜庭園

Opening date
Land area
Variety of plants

Opening hours
Admission fee
Address
Nearest station
20 April 1924
43,070 m²
Japanese black pine, camphor trees, azalea, Persea, Japanese iris, Platycodon grandiflorus, Crinum latifolium, Japanese wisteria, leopard plant, and spider lily.
9.00 am-5.00 pm (last entry 4:30 pm). Closed from 29th December to 3rd January.
150 ¥
1-4-1 Kaigan, Minato-ku, Tokyo
1 minute walk from Hamamatsucho Station (JR Yamanote or Keihintohoku Line), 4 minute walk from Daimon Station (Toei Oedo Line or Tokyo Metro Asakusa Line).

Koishikawa Kōraku-en Gardens
Koishikawa Kōraku-en Gardens

Cherry trees in full blossom at Ueno Park, Tokyo
Cherry trees in full blossom at Ueno Park, Tokyo

2. Parks 公園

Parks in Tokyo are all free and open permanently day and night, except for the Showa Kinen Park.

Yoyogi Park 代々木公園

Opening date
Land area
Number of trees
Variety of plants

Address
Nearest station
20 October 1967
540,529 m²
Tall trees : 15,382 / Shrubs : 92,689 / Lawn : 200,689 m²
Sawara cypress, Zelkova trees, Himalayan cedars, osmanthus, oleanders, azaleas, gingkos, cherry trees, pines, konara oaks, etc.
Yoyogi Kamisonocho/Jinnan 2-chome, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
3 minute walk from Harajuku (JR line) or Yoyogi Koen (Chiyoda line), 6 minute walk from Yoyogi Hachiman (Odakyu line)

Ueno Park 上野恩賜公園

Opening date
Land area
Number of trees
Variety of plants
Address
Nearest station
19 October 1874
533,981 m²
Tall trees : 8,650 / Shrubs : 86,800
Cherry trees, gingkos, azaleas, lotuses, etc.
Ueno Koen/Ikenohata 3-chome, Taito-ku, Tokyo
2 minute walk from Ueno (JR, Ginza & Hibiya lines), 1 minute walk from Keisei Ueno (Keisei line)

Hibiya Park 日比谷公園

Opening date
Land area
Number of trees
Variety of plants
Address
Nearest station
1 June 1904
161,636 m²
Tall trees : 4,278 / Shrubs : 4,074 / Lawn : 14,112
Plum trees, pines, gingkos, azaleas, flowering dogwood.
Hibiya Koen, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
2 minute walk from Kasumigaseki (Marunouchi & Chiyoda lines), 8 minute walk from Yurakuchō (Yurakouchō & JR lines)

Yume no Shima Park 夢の島公園

Opening date
Land area
Number of trees
Variety of plants

Address
Nearest station
1 October 1978
433,212 m²
Tall trees : 13,840 / Shrubs : 51,023 / Lawn : 115,151 m²
Eucalyptuses, acacias, elms, camphor trees, canary palm trees, black pines, cedars
Yumenoshima, Koto-ku, Tokyo
7 minute walk from Shin-Kiba (JR Keiyo, Yurakuchō & Rinkai Line), 7 minute walk from Yumenoshima bus stop (Toei Bus, to Shin-Kiba) from Tōyōchō (Tozai line).

Kasai Seaside Park 葛西臨海公園

Opening date
Land area
Address
Nearest station
1 June 1989
795,831 m²
Rinkai-chō 6-chome, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo
1 minute walk from Kasai Rinkai Koen (JR Keiyo line), about 15min ride on Toei bus from Nishi-Kasai or Kasai (Tozai line)

Kiba Park 木場公園

Opening date
Land area
Address
Nearest station
1 June 1992
242,000 m²
Hirano 4-chome, Koto-ku, Tokyo
4 minute walk from Kiba Station (Tozai line)

Tokyo aerial sunset view with Yoyogi Park (© Tupungato - Fotolia.com)
Aerial view of Yoyogi Park and western Tokyo at sunset

Cherry blossoms at the Inokashira Park, Tokyo (© Scirocco340 - Fotolia.com)
Cherry blossoms at Inokashira Park, Kichijōji

Inokashira Park 井の頭恩賜公園

Opening date
Land area
Number of trees
Variety of plants
Address

Nearest station
1 May 1918
383,773 m²
Tall trees : 11,060 / Shrubs : 12,800 / Lawn : 10,000 m²
Cherry trees, cypresses, red pines, azaleas
Gotenyama 1-chome, Kichijoji Minami-chō 1-chome, Musashino city, Inokashira 3~5-chome, Shimorenjaku 1-chome, Mure 4-chome, Mitaka city, Tokyo
5 minute walk from Kichijoji (JR Chuo line), 1minwalk from Inokashira Koen (Keio Inokashira line)

Koganei Park 小金井公園

Opening date
Land area
Number of trees
Variety of plants

Address

Nearest station
14 January 1954
774,738 m²
Tall trees : 26,500 / Shrubs : 85,700 / Lawn : 135,000 m²
Cherry trees, plum trees, flowering dogwoods, magnolias, osmanthus, koanar oaks, azaleas, etc.
Sakuramachi 3-chome, Sekinomachi 1 and 2-chome, Koganei city, Hana Koganei Minami-chō 3-chome, Kodaira city, Mukodai 6-chome, Nishi Tokyo city, Tokyo
Koganei Koen Nishiguchi bus stop on Seibu bus from Musashikoganei(JR Chuo Line), Edo Tokyo Tatemono Mae bus stop, Koganei Koen Mae bus stop, or Sports Center Mae bus stop on Kanto bus from Musashikoganei

Hikarigaoka Park 光が丘公園

Opening date
Land area
Number of trees
Variety of plants
Address

Nearest station
26 December 1981
607,823 m²
Tall trees : 16,300 / Shrubs : 60,200 / Lawn : 76,000 m²
Himalayan cedars, elms, azaleas, hydrangeas, etc.
Hikarigaoka 2~4-chome, Asahichō 2-chome, Nerima-ku, Akatsukashinmachi 3-chome, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo
5 minute walk from Hikarigaoka, (Oedo line), 14 minute walk from Narimasu (Yurakuchō & Tōbu Tojo lines)

Showa Memorial Park 昭和記念公園

Opening date
Land area
Variety of plants


Admission fee
Address
Nearest station
26 October 1983
1,380,000 m² (138 hectares)
Maples (momiji), gingko trees, sasanquas, sage, camellias, chocolate cosmos, pampas grass, etc.
9:30am-5.00 pm (Nov-Feb until 4.30 pm). Closed on 31 Dec, 1 Januray and fourth Monday/Tuesday in February.
400 ¥
3173 Midori-chō, Tachikawa City, Tokyo
3 minute walk from Nishi Tachikawa station (JR Ohme line), 10 minute walk from Higashinakagami station (JR Ohme line) 10 minute walk from Tachikawa Kita station (Tama Urban Monorail), 15 minute walk from Tachikawa station (JR Chuo line), 25 minute walk from Musashisunagawa station (Seibu Haijima line).

Nogawa Park 野川公園

Opening date
Land area
Number of trees
Variety of plants

Address
Nearest station
1 June 1980
403,181 m²
No information
Oaks, trident maples, Japanese dogwood, Zelkova (Japanese elms), pines, cherries, tulip trees (yellow poplars), wigs, cedars, camphor trees, etc.
6-4 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo
Shin-Koganei or Tama station (Seibu-Tamagawa Line).

Rinshi no Mori Park 林試の森公園

Opening date
Land area
Number of trees
Variety of plants

Address
Nearest station
1 June 1989
120,762 m²
No information
Camphor trees, Japanese evergreen oaks, Zelkova (Japanese elms), sycamores, bald cypresses, Chinese cork oaks, etc.
2-6-11 Koyamadai, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Musashi-Koyama or Fudo-mae station (Tokyu Meguro Line).

Shirokanedai National Park 白金台公園

Opening date
Land area
Number of trees
Variety of plants
Address
Nearest station
1949. Note that this is not officially a public park (access limited to 300 visitors per day)
± 200,000 m²
No information
No information
5-21-9 Shirokanedai, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Shirokanedai station (Toei Mita Line or Tokyo Metro Nanboku Line) or Meguro station (JR Yamanote Line).


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