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Koishikawa Korakuen Garden

1-6-6 Koraku, Bunkyo, Tokyo Prefecture 112-0004, Japan
+81 3-3811-3015
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Ranked #3 of 49 Attractions in Bunkyo
Type: Gardens
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Matsudo, Japan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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158 attraction reviews
231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
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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New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This garden was an absolute highlight of our Tokyo stay. It seamlessly merges the best of ancient Japan with more contemporary design into one gorgeous garden environment. We were lucky to come across a bride and groom dressed in traditional wedding attire having their photographs taken. A must see in Tokyo.

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Annemasse, France
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375 reviews 375 reviews
81 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The looming white Tokyo Dome does not spoil the experience of this magnificent park.Follow the signs carefully to enter as there is only one entrance everything well translated!!!

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Jakarta, Indonesia
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

The garden can be reached by 10 minutes walking from Korakuen station. I went there on November 2013, and once you get in, suddenly the skycrapers are gone from view and the garden welcomes you. The garden has lots of amazing corner, beautiful and peaceful pond. There are ducks too. You could easily spend time an hour or two in... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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140 reviews 140 reviews
91 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Being right near the Tokyo Dome this is a great place to just take a break and relax. I found it a bit hard to get into as I was unaware the entrance was at the back side (from where I was). I ended up walking around the entire garden fence before getting to the entrance, which I didn't mind.... More

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East Mids
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This is a beautiful, far from small, garden in the heart of Tokyo right next to the Tokyo Dome sports stadium. It is laid out to represent a specific journey across Japan and consequently some striking 'picture' landscapes have been created especially centred on the red painted wooden bridge, the 'paddy field' and the lake. There was a large team... More

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Athens, Greece
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

A small garden compared to other gardens but it is worth to have a walk inside. This garden reproduced famous landscapes from the country of Japan

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Tokyo, Japan
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142 reviews 142 reviews
39 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

There is a small fee (300 yen) but it is well worth it. We saw kingfishers on the pond and toward the plum trees the park had a traditional Japanese juggler using umbrella and other types of nostalgic items. It is a great get away from the hectic area that surrounds it. Also, near Iidabashi there are hundreds of restaurants... More

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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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64 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

One of the largest and most beautiful Japanese gardens in Tokyo. If you're into gardens and parks, take your time to stroll around its various attractions and enjoy its beauty and diverse scenery.

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