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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 in downtown

This is a very pretty garden to have a relaxing walk in, in the middle of Tokyo. The garden is very scenic and is near many hotels, shops and restaurants.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is a very pretty garden to have a relaxing walk in, in the middle of Tokyo. The garden is very scenic and is near many hotels, shops and restaurants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Though it is surrounded by a theme park and hotels, once you're inside this garden, it feels very quiet and tranquil. It was built as a feudal lord's private 'strolling garden'. There are meandering trails with little explanations in English - e.g. the site of a small temple built in 1600s that collapsed in the 1923 quake and fire. The... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Enjoyed the nice park, in June it's Iris season. Interesting bridges as well, this is one of the oldest parks of Tokyo

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is a lovely and rather large garden, with numerous paths and a lovely bright orange bridge, which got the garden famous. While the garden offers no "WOW" effect, it's still lovely for a 45-60 stroll. Try not to visit on a hot day, since despite the shade spots, humidity is quite high and unpleasant in the garden. Ticket is... More 

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White Rock, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The best garden I've visited in Tokyo. Not very busy with lots of interesting history to look at. It is for sure worth the 300 yen to enter the garden. If you have time to visit only one garden in Tokyo I would recommend this one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Located just beside Tokyo Dome Hotel its a must on your itenary. Located at walking distance from the hotel. While being in the centre of of the city, this garden moves you from the busy city streets to peaceful world of old Japan. This is a nice location to visit to experience a japanese garden. The entire place can be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We were staying in Tokyo Dome. I learned from the hotel map about this garden, and it’s within walking distance. On my last day, I decided to visit this garden that morning. Nice walk, it was quiet and there were very few visitors that morning. Though the garden did not exhibits its vibrant colours as in other seasons, it’s peaceful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

While being in the centre of of the city, this garden moves you from the busy city streets to peaceful world of old Japan. Information is provided on history of various spots in the garden. Surprisingly, was not crowded, so a good place for relaxing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is a nice location to visit to experience a japanese garden. The entire place can be covered in 1.5 hrs. The stroll takes your through different plants and landscapes. Very scenic and romantic.

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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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Address: 1-6-6 Koraku, Bunkyo 112-0004, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3811-3015
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Bunkyo>  > Yotsuya / Iidabashi

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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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