Lighting up of autumn leaves
19 November – 6 December 2015
Located in a quiet residential area of Komagome, Rikugien is one of the most important “daimyo gardens” dating from the Edo Period. Yoshiasyu Yanagisawa, an advisor favoured by the fifth shogun Tsunayoshi Tokugawa, designed the garden to express the universe of the traditional Japanese poetry. Maintaining the original landscape features, Rikugien has been designated as a special site of exceptional beauty and an important cultural asset. In addition to the renowned azaleas and weeping cherry trees, the garden is well known for its beautiful autumn foliage.
In every corner of the garden visitors can appreciate the pretty colour of trees with the beautiful Japanese landscape. To have a break, you could stop by one of the tea houses inside the garden: how about having a bowl of matcha tea with a small Japanese pastry, while watching the wonderfully coloured scenery?
During the annual lighting-up event, the opening hours are extended until 9pm. The autumn leaves in flamboyant colours sparkle in reflection on the water surface like a sweet dream. Also during the event, public access to the garden is facilitated by opening of the gate of Somei, located just opposite of Komagome station. In solo, with friends, with family or for a date, it is an ideal place to enjoy a thousand shades of autumn leaves.
Place name Rikugien Garden (in Japanese) 六義園 Website go to website Phone 03-3941-2222 (Rikugien Garden Office) Dates 19 November – 6 December 2015 Opening hours 9 am – 9 pm (last admission 8:30 pm)
Lighting up starts at sunset
（Age 65 & above:￥150; Elementary school students, junior high school students in Tokyo: free）
Price 6-16-3 Hon-komagome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo Address
- 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.