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Tonogayato Garden

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Address: 2 Minamicho, Kokubunji 185-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 42-324-7991
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Beautiful Japanese landscape garden right next to Kokubunji Station

Although it's small it's very nice, and if you are in Kokubunji area and have 30 minutes to spare definitely consider spending them in this relaxing garden. You Take the south... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Matan K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although it's small it's very nice, and if you are in Kokubunji area and have 30 minutes to spare definitely consider spending them in this relaxing garden. You Take the south exit of Kokubunji station and turn left, the garden will shortly be on your right. In the small house near the toilet they have English maps of Tokyo for... More 

Thank Matan K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

This is a local Japanese garden currently owned and operated by Tokyo City Hall. It was built by the Iwasaki Family (the founding family of Mitsubishi Corp.). The garden is one of a few Japanese gardens in the areas open for public with a minimal fee. You may experience a cream of cream of Japanese traditional garden design all year... More 

Thank odspecialist
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

I often visit this quiet and beautiful green tree garden for take a break. Here is unbelievable calm n peaceful place even though Kokubunnji station is very closed. I prefer staying late afternoon by myself. In Autumn, green forest turns beautiful red. I do recommend to breathe the fresh air if you need to refresh. 一人で閉園前の黄昏時に行くのが好きです。雑多な国分寺駅からわずか徒歩2分とは思えない平和な庭園はお気に入りです。

Thank Mio T
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2016

The Tonogayato Gardens are beautiful; a welcome respite right near a train station in an urban area. Admission is less than $2 (less than $1 for seniors) and one can easily wile away an hour or more--even in February before the blossoms burst. A wonderful Japanese Garden experience on a fairly small scale; walkways lined with natural materials, the sound... More 

Thank emilee l
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

The park is just a very short walk from the train station. Such a quiet oasis in a busy city. Take the time to visit The lake and the teahouse.

Thank Richard D
Kokubunji, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

A superb small Japanese garden with many lives very trees, a pond, a tea house and a museum. Good birdwatching too in Kokubumji. A real gem. ¥150.

Thank Kieran D
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2014

An oasis in a busy city! Beautiful trails, fish ponds and gardens! Take the time, its very relaxing, and beautiful! The day we went was a little chilly and overcast but it was still exceptional! My pictures will follow!

1 Thank Anne S
La Mesa, CA.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

This park/garden is located about 100 meters east of the south exit of the Kokubunji Station on the Chuo Line in Tokyo. It is very easy to get to and is located on the south side of the street. There is no public parking so take the train. It is the site of a "country home" of the Iwasaki family... More 

2 Thank Ted C
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2012

The Tonogaya Park is tiny, tucked away (a short walk south from the Kokubunji station), and largely free of tourists. Despite its size, it had more beautiful trees, ponds, flowers, and scenery of any garden I went to in Tokyo. What drew us to this park, however, is the fact that it has a bamboo grove. I don't know of... More 

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