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Koishikawa Korakuen Garden

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Address: 1-6-6 Koraku, Bunkyo 112-0004, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3811-3015

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Beautiful garden during the plum season

This is a great place to see the plum blooms whilst enjoying some peace and quiet. There are a lot of benches where you can sit down and eat your lunch or just a good place to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Stockholm, Sweden
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is a great place to see the plum blooms whilst enjoying some peace and quiet. There are a lot of benches where you can sit down and eat your lunch or just a good place to relax.

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Melbourne, Australia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

We visited here in late Feb and the plum blossoms were just coming out. The structure of the garden is very interesting and there are plenty of vantage points to view across the lake. It seems as if every twist in the path has something to reveal just around the corner. This is one we will definitely come back to... More 

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Seattle, WA
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

it was January when I visited, but the winter garden offered enough to enjoy. (I love winter gardens) This is a beautiful urban oasis. Not huge, do take the time to stop and take in the view, and contemplate. I found it restorative. This used to be an estate of a prominent family, a privileged domain with landscaping and hardscaping... More 

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Darlington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The garden (with a 300 yen entrance fee) is located next to the Tokyo Dome so it's easy to find using the underground. We visited here early January, therefore, the garden is not at its most colourful. However, it was still a lovely way to spend a peaceful hour in Tokyo. There is an information leaflet available in English and... More 

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Tokyo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We enjoyed it very much even though it was crowded. Entrance fee 300 yen for adult, 65 and over 150yen. Children and students-free. We were able to see the whole garden in an hour. It was breathtaking! A must during late -October~November!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Beautiful garden with wonderful planning with every turn being a new photo worthy spot. The autumn colours made the garden even more lovely. It is also not as crowded as many of the touristy spots, allowing tranquility and opportunities to take lovely photos. :)

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Located close to the Tokyo Dome, this little garden is an oasis of tranquility in the Tokyo. Although not as popular as some of the other gardens and parks, I'm glad I visited this little spot. Quite a few visitors but not too many. Lots of ducks swimming in the pond/lake. Although there were some renovations works going on, it... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I enjoyed this garden very much. I went there close to lunch time on a sunny day in late September. The entrance has a sign which warns visitors to wear long sleeves, long pants and no open shoes. In the alternative use insect protection. I was in shorts, short sleeves and flip flops but I only received three mosquito bites.... More 

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Matsudo, Japan
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My wife and I recently visited Koishikawa Korakuen for the first time and we were both very pleased that we took the time to do so. Located very close to the Oedo Iidabashi station and only about 10 mins walk from Tozai and Sobu Iidabashi stations, Koishikawa Korakuen in one of the nine gardens on the "Special Places of Scenic... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I agree that this is a pleasant green space in the heart of the city but in comparison to other Japanese gardens around the country this falls short of those standards.

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Yotsuya / Iidabashi
Yotsuya and Iidabashi are areas that developed around the outer moat of the Imperial palace. Nearby in Kagurazaka, there is an old red-light district with a photogenic feel evocative of the ambiance of old Tokyo. Narrow paths with stone paving remain to this day, and there are long-standing restaurants with geishas and quaint old cafes in townhouse buildings.