Lighting up of a graceful weeping cherry tree
17 March – 3 April 2016
Rikugien is a typical daimyo (feudal lord) garden of the Edo Era. The garden, representing the world of classical Japanese poetry (waka), is especially known for its large, graceful weeping cherry tree, shidare-zakura (about 15m high and 20m diameter). Every year when blossoming, the weeping cherry is lit up; its elegant image under the evening sky mesmerizes many visitors.
During the blossoming season, Rikugien’s opening hours will be extended until 9 pm. The Somei Gate, 2 minute walk from Komagome Station, will be opened as well. You could also visit the garden with volunteer guides (at 11 am & 2 pm. To be cancelled in case of stormy weather).
Place name Rikugien Garden (in Japanese) 六義園 Website go to website Phone 03-3941-2222 (Rikugien Garden Office) Dates 17 March – 3 April 2016 Opening hours 9 am – 9 pm (last admission 8:30 pm)
*Lighting up starts around sunset
（Age 65 & above:￥150; Elementary school students, junior high school students in Tokyo: free）
Address 6-16-3 Hon-komagome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo Getting there
- 10 min walk from Sengoku Station (Toei Mita Line)
* The above is the information known at the time of publication and subject to change without prior notice.