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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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
Ikebukuro is an area of massive development. Several thousand tenants occupy two giant department stores and shopping malls, where all sorts of shopping and gourmet foods can be enjoyed. The 60-story building at the east entrance of the station, Sunshine City, is a landmark within Ikebukuro and features an aquarium, planetarium, theme park as well as an observation platform. The popular name for the western side of
this area is "Otome Road" (Maiden Road) and there are many shops selling products related to anime with a female theme. It has rapidly become the worldwide headquarters for ‘otaku’ or geek culture.
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
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 lighting and the mob scenes are a real turn off, but for some reason Japanese get off on artificially illuminated cherry blossoms and maple trees and don't mind being jostled by crowd scenes. Count me out. Tokyo Metropolitan Parks manage these gardens, just google them, easy to find. They might not update with extended hours for sakura or maples, but phone numbers are given and your hotel concierge or a Japanese friend can ask about night viewing time.