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Rikugien: Lighting up of a graceful, weeping cherry tree

  • Lighting up of a graceful weeping cherry tree

    Rikugien Garden
    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
    Price ¥300
    (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
    • Somei Gate: 2 min walk from Komagome Station (JR Yamanote Line; Tokyo Métro Namboku Line)
    • 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.


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