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“Very pretty”

Koishikawa Korakuen Garden
Ranked #2 of 273 things to do in Bunkyo
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

We were staying at the Dome Hotel nearby so walked to these gardens. It was cherry blossom season and flowers everywhere. Interesting gardens with good explanations in English.

Thank Margaret T
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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

A stunningly beautiful park with various routes through it. A very interesting history with, well maintained and impressive landscapes.
While busy, it is easy to find quiet walks and enjoy the variety of styles this garden offers. Easy to forget you are in Tokyo!

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Reviewed March 31, 2018

You have to pay a small fee to get into the garden but once inside, the tranquillity and beautiful nature really makes it worth it. There are photographers patiently waiting for certain photo-worthy moments as well as locals and travellers exploring the different area of the garden. I'd recommend getting here early to avoid the crowds and if it's cold, there's a Starbucks just around the corner.

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Reviewed March 26, 2018

This garden is originally built by the founder of Mito branch of Tokugawa clan, Yorifusa as his secondary residence in early Edo period, in 1629. It was completed as a garden during the reign of the second demoin load, Mitsukuni. Its style is kaiyu-style with ponds and manmade hills centering on the pond. I could enjoy the beautiful Early Blooming Weeping Cherry Tree of approx. 60 years old, which produces gorgeous flowers in late March.

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Reviewed March 20, 2018

The Garden, several hundred years old, is located behind a walled area literally beside the Tokyo Dome. It is about a 400 meter walk from the Metro station of the same name. This was the first Japanese tourist facility we visited that offered a discount for seniors over 65 years old! Commendable. The garden was truly peaceful. Several beautiful trees were already in bloom. The trail leads one to a variety of interesting landscapes including a colourful vermillion coloured bridge as well as a famous half-moon bridge. Unlike some gardens, benches for sitting were plentiful, much appreciated. Well worth a visit.

Thank Peeter P
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