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Happoen Garden

1-1-1 Shirokanedai, Minato, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
+81 3-3443-3111
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Ranked #3 of 92 Attractions in Minato
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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Beautifully kept green area with a tea house. Very quiet and tranquil in the heart of the busy city. Amazing trees and plants throughout.

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Kawasaki
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Happo En is one of the most accessible and interesting Japanese gardens in Tokyo. I like it as you can enjoy the garden by wandering it at anytime, and it is free to enter. Strollers need to be left in the entrance. Happoen is a luxury Wedding facility but is a little known that they have a reasonable lunch and... More

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I went for a group dinner and toured the garden beforehand. Not easy to walk in high heels but even at night it looked beautiful

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Palmyra, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

That's what I liked, all the beautiful young couples getting their photos taken in this beautiful garden. A pond with big fish, winding paths and gorgeous flowers. Old bonsai trees perfectly trimmed. One 520 yrs old! Great tea ceremony. Tea master was an elderly woman so straight thin and we had Japanese green tea done in the traditional way learning... More

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Wexford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I worked near here for awhile in 2012 and was introduced to it by a Japanese colleague. It's very nice and pleasant, just what you would expect from a tranquil garden. There is a pond with thousands of koi fish as well as some turtles, and there are some very nice bonsai trees also.

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DFW Area
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is definitely worth a visit. Be aware that there will be tons of bridal couples taking pictures and/or preparing for their ceremonies when you visit. However, it's well worth trying to stay out of their way and part of the ambiance. The staff are extremely courteous and helpful. Definitely worth a stop!!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

As soon as we arrived in Tokyo, my mother and I booked a tea ceremony. This was the best decision we made on our trip to Tokyo, as the tea ceremony offered the perfect introduction to Japanese custom and culture for a reasonable price. As soon as we arrived at Happo-en, an events venue to the rich and famous of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

We loved the peaceful beauty. We were amazed at the beautiful collection of bonsai trees,one dating back over 500 years. The walk around and through the park was delightful.

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Newark, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Not sure if this is a private garden, but we had tea ceremony and then lunch in the restaurant so we got to visit the garden. Nicely maintained and featured a 500 yr. old bonsai.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Such a peaceful surroundings in the city! Went here for a tea ceremony, which was very relaxing, and educational. The gardens are lovely too. Would recommend a visit here, only need an hour for the gardens and see if you can have a tea ceremony while you are there.

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