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Koishikawa Korakuen: historical garden tinted in gentle spring colours

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  • Extended opening hours – spring 2016

    Koishikawa Korakuen Garden
    19 March – 5 April; 29 April – 8 May 2016

    Koishikawa Korakuen is a “daimyo (feudal lord) garden”, built by the Mito branch of Tokugawa shogunate in 1629 during the Edo period. This superb garden with a pond represents a landscape of lakes, mountains, rivers and fields.

    In spring, Koishikawa Korakuen is tinted in soft pink, adorned with blossoms of the celebrated weeping cherries, Yoshino cherry and other wild cherry species.

    During the o-hanami (cherry-blossom viewing) season between mid-March and mid-April, through Golden Week, the opening hours will be extended to 6 pm. So take the opportunity to dip in the unique spring atmosphere of the historic garden.

  • Place name Koishikawa Korakuen Garden
    (in Japanese) 小石川後楽園
    Website go to website
    Phone 03-3811-3015
    Dates 19 March – 5 April; 29 April – 8 May 2016
    Opening hours 9 am – 6 pm (last admission 5:30)
    Price ¥300 (65 years old & above: ¥150)
    Address 1-6-6 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
    Getting there
    • 3 min walk from Iidabashi Station (Toei Oedo Line: C3 Exit)
    • 8 min walk from Iidabashi Station (JR Sobu Line: East Exit)
    • 8 min walk from Iidabashi Station (Tokyo Metro Tozai Line, Yurakucho Line and Namboku Line: A1 Exit)
    • 8 min walk from Korakuen Station (Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line and Namboku Line: Central Exit)


* The above is the information known at the time of publication and subject to change without prior notice.



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