Tonogayato Garden

Tonogayato Garden, Kokubunji: Hours, Address, Tonogayato Garden Reviews: 4/5

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DodiJ
Rochester, MI1 contribution
Perfect relaxing & beautiful park!
Mar 2019 • Solo
This is one of my favorite places in Japan. It is such a special park, with the sounds of the wind in the bamboo trees and the view of the koi pond from above and below. Just beautiful and so relaxing. It is my happy place! 😊
Written February 5, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

viaggioSensoriale
Cesena, Italy1,210 contributions
Relaxing gardens
Jul 2019 • Friends
Just outside the center of Tokyo is this beautiful district of Kokubunji. The park is very beautiful with manicured gardens very relaxing the walk among cherry trees.
If you are in this neighborhood of Tokyo it is worth taking a ride in this park
Written August 9, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

akio1919
Kawasaki, Japan138 contributions
駅近かの静かな庭園。新緑や紅葉がきれい!かな
Nov 2018 • Couples
2018年11月上旬に訪問。

女友達のポートレートを撮影するために訪問しました。
入口からは分かりませんが、庭園の半分から向こうは階段で10段20段の下にあります。もちろん階段はありますが、置き石の階段だったりそれが不規則な並びだったりするので足腰の弱い方は全部見るのは難しいと思います。

2018年はちょっと紅葉が遅れていますが、庭園内はそれでも色づきが始まっていました。庭園内には水が湧き(たぶん武蔵野台地の端っこからの湧き水)、流れているので本当に素晴らしい景観です。

なにより国分寺駅から徒歩2,3分という近さでこんなに静かな庭園があるなんて都内では貴重な存在です。
写真的には構図上周囲の建物が入る向きもありますが、ちょっとポートレートを撮りたいという時には使えると思います。(商業撮影は庭園の許可が必要かと思います)

また駅前に戻れば食事処には困りません。
今回は紅葉の時期でしたが新緑の季節にも再訪したいと思います。

Tonogayato-teien garden.

Visited Early Nov. 2018.
Located very close to Kokubunji station, Chuo-line, Tokyo.
Approximately 25 min. from Shinjuku by rapid train to Kokubunji.

This is the old Japanese style garden, established around 100 years ago.
Faced the edge of the Musashino plateau, so you can see the gush underground water and small pound.
Area is not so big, 1 hour is enough for walk around the garden.

Also you can enjoy leaf color change in Autumn and fresh green leaf in Spring.
Entrance fee is only 150 Japanese yen (=1.1 US$) per parson.

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There are many restaurant near the station and inside the station building.
Written November 11, 2018
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Kieran D
Kokubunji, Japan35 contributions
A sanctuary
Mar 2018 • Solo
A delightful and beautiful garden with history old buildings blossoming trees and many birds. A lovely place to sit and contemplate from the open sided rest house. Maples in autumn but no Sakura in spring. Instead there is plum and wintersweet or robai to enjoy. The best place in Kokubunji and a great place to take photos.
Written March 4, 2018
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John L
Kamakura Japan84 contributions
Best in Autumn on weekdays
Nov 2017 • Solo
Tonogayato is one of the best of the Japanese gardens in the Tokyo area (few on the ground compared to Kyoto). Its popularity has caught on in the last couple of years, but still tranquil enough on weekdays. It is at its best in autumn, Nov to early December, with red foliage. It has been listed in my new book "Hidden Gardens of Japan", available via Amazon Japan and Kinokuniya USA.
Written January 25, 2018
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Nick D
Hong Kong, China105 contributions
Lovely Japanese Garden hidden away in suburbia
Oct 2017 • Solo
I spent a very pleasant hour walking round the garden on a sunny cool October morning.

I went in on a whim, but would recommend a visit if you are in the area. It’s very pretty and well laid out.
Written November 25, 2017
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toshijuki
Tokyo, Japan21 contributions
The Great Oasis
Nov 2016 • Family
This is the beautiful Japanese garden! It's a perfect place taking a walk:) Until now, I have looked for the place I can get the peace of mind. This is it.
It takes about 30 minutes for around the garden but you can spend all day long. I recommend to visit here in autumn season. A lot of colorful leaves will welcome you!
Written September 10, 2017
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Matan Katz
Jerusalem, Israel196 contributions
Beautiful Japanese landscape garden right next to Kokubunji Station
Feb 2017 • Solo
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 free, check them out.
Written February 6, 2017
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odspecialist
Kokubunji, Japan34 contributions
Former Mitsubishi Summer Villa (a public Japanese garden)
Nov 2016 • Couples
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 round. Off course autumn is very nice for color changing scenery. When threes were covered by snow, the surrounding of the old tea house is very neat.
Written December 6, 2016
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Yamorin
106 contributions
Oasis just minutes away from the city station.
May 2016 • Solo
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。
Written May 20, 2016
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