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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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Fabulous, even in winter, even for non-garden fanatics.

An oasis of serenity, worth a visit at any season. Trees under 'rope cones' to protect branches from snow breakage, tender plants bundled up in straw like visitors from outer... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Oakland, California
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Oakland, California
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An oasis of serenity, worth a visit at any season. Trees under 'rope cones' to protect branches from snow breakage, tender plants bundled up in straw like visitors from outer space. The arched red bridge reflected in the pond dotted with 'islands' (rocks), the immaculately shaped and pruned trees and shrubs - all breath-taking. #1 on my Tokyo to-see until... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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179 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This park is an inspiring sight during Autumn. The Tokyo Dome is short walk; so is La Qua (where one luxuriates in onset waters). In early December, the walking trail continues to Icho Namiki where the avenue is lined majestically with gingko trees and her golden leaves.

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Toronto, ON
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went in January so there wasn't much in bloom (a few bushes) but that didn't deter from the experience, it is a beautiful walk around the grounds. We saw a kingfisher which was a nice surprise! The only thing we found confusing was we were walking from Tokyo Dome and you have to walk all the way around the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like all Japanese stroll gardens, Koishikawa is designed to be beautiful in any season. The plum trees were in blossom when I visited, and I've seen photos of the spectacular autumn colors. But even without special seasonal bloom, this garden would be worth visiting. The placement of stones and bridges adds to its serenity, which makes you forget temporarily that... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Fall is the best season to visit Japan. This year, I travelled to Tokyo in search of Fall Foilage. And boy was I lucky! Koishikawa Korakuen Garden is a GREAT find! It hides right behind Tokyo Dome. I went during a Monday, so very thin crowd. The colors were in full display. The garden landscape was beautiful. Love the pathways... More 

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Kamakura Japan
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Though Tokyo may not have anything to rival Kyoto's gardens, this one comes fairly close....it is a standard "strolling garden" which means you to roam around in it....

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We visited this garden 2015.12.14. Thanks to warm weather this season, we can still enjoy Autumn tint there. You can walk around the garden within 1-hour. The garden is located just 15-min from Tokyo Station. You can enjoy to visit Kagurazaka nearby afterward.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

A 5-10 min walk away from Iidibashi station, there is a 400 yen entry fee. Most visitors were local. The garden was extremely colourful. I found it to be very peaceful and serene. I would say you can spend an hour in this garden.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We were near by the garden and are very pleased we decided to visit. This is a beautiful garden in the heart of the busy - densely populated city. It was quite and peaceful as well as picturesque. Not expensive to enter and fairly close to public transport.

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Makati, Philippines
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110 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

This garden is 20 minutes from Tokyo University where I am staying so I decided to make a visit. A lot of people visit this garden and mostly the elderly as there is a discount for them. You pay 300 yen if you are not seniour citisen - 140 yen if you are. Very lovely place during autumn and the... More 

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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.
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