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Rikugien Garden

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6-16-3 Honkomagome, Bunkyo 113-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3941-2222
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was hot and humid when I went and simply sitting on one of the seats by the lake was beautiful and the breeze cooled me down. It's amazing to see so much greenery in one area and while there were some men doing some...More

Thank courtzzzc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very calm with the normal sense of quietness the Japanese seem to have perfected. A bit late in the season and it was hot. It would be lovely in May.

Thank John T
Reviewed 28 May 2018

not very impressive and it not free. not recommend unless your intention is to visit very single garden in tokyo

Thank livytitas2016
Reviewed 13 May 2018

My mother and I visited this garden close to Komagome station ( less than a 10 min walk) and it was a beautiful garden for a stroll and to admire the lake and the beautiful azeleas in mid april.

Thank Gregory R
Reviewed 11 May 2018

This was the poorest of 5 gardens we visited in Tokyo in late March. The garden is wheelchair friendly and the garden can be seen by walking around the main lake. As a visit progress there are a sereis of cleverly prepared settings using water...More

Thank phshanks
Reviewed 22 April 2018

My mother and I spent about an hour in this lovely park and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Well worth a visit, especially if you don't get the chance to see parks in other parts of Japan. It is the prettiest in Tokyo, I think.

Thank lindseyctanner
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

North of all of Tokyo’s major attractions, you must dedicate some subway time to get here but it’s worth it. Flowers were beautifully in bloom on the spring day I visited. Meticulously manicured and designed plants, trees and lakes are quite the feast for the...More

Thank LightPro
Reviewed 7 April 2018

We lived in an apartment a few blocks away and passed by the endless rows of skyscrapers and tall apartment buildings on our way to the train station, never realising this beautiful garden was just behind them. While searching for our apartment building on Google...More

Thank Patricia F
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

A very beautiful and we'll maintained "garden". A variety of routes to enjoy through several distinct garden styles. While busy, it is still easy to find peace and quiet - to enjoy this magnificent scenery.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

For the able and less able of your group, this is a truly beautiful national park. Guidebooks available in many languages, usual opening hours are 09:00-17:00. Not only is it a beautiful walk around a nicely kept lake, there are little pop up cafés, seating...More

Thank MissHodor
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Response from John L | Reviewed this property |
As for "pre booking" as I say, as a public park operated by Tokyo Metropolitan Government - as such, and as a public facility, there is no "booking" or "pre booking".
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Response from John L | Reviewed this property |
During peak seasons: 1. first week of April for sakura cherry blossoms and 2 late November early December for red maples there will be extended night viewing. For some reason this is popular, but the glare from the... More