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  • Moon viewing at Mukojima Hyakkaen

    Sumida-ku, Tokyo
    26 – 28 September 2015

    Mukojima Hyakkaen is a two-century-old vernacular garden in eastern Tokyo, full of native flowers blossoming year-round. A refuge from bustling Tokyo, this small garden extends its opening hours during the three-day annual event of o-tsukimi (お月見 moon viewing). So come and watch the Mid-Autumn Moon and the Super Harvest Moon here, while listening to the live music of koto and enjoying autumn plants in the garden. The place is well known for the trellises of hagi (萩 Lespedeza), a typical Japanese autumn plant with dark pink, pea-like flowers. The moon viewing event this year coincide with the hagi festival held at the park between 19 September and 4 October.

  •  Place name Mukōjima Hyakkaen
    (in Japanese) 向島百花園
    Website Go to the site
    Phone 03-3611-8705
    Dates 26-28 September2015
    Opening hours 9 am – 9 pm (last admission 8:30 pm)
    Price Free
    (admission to the garden extra : ¥150; for more than age 65: ¥70; less than age 12 : free)
    For tea ceremony, ¥ 2000 for two people (admission to the garden extra)
    Address 3-18-3 Higashi-Mukojima, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
    Getting there
    • 13 min walk from Hikifune Station (KS45, Keisei Oshiage Line)

  • O-tsukimi events

    • Placement of offerings to the moon
    • 26 September (5 – 5:30 pm)

    • Lightening of picture lanterns
    • 6 – 9 pm (every day, weather permitting)

    • Participation in tea ceremony
    • 3 – 9 pm (every day, reservation closes at 7:30 pm)
      ¥ 2,000 (admission to the garden extra)

    • Live koto performance
    • 6 – 8 pm (everyday, weather permitting)
* The above is the information known at the time of publication and subject to change without prior notice.

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