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Koishikawa Korakuen Garden

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Yotsuya / Iidabashi
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Address: 1-6-6 Koraku, Bunkyo 112-0004, Tokyo Prefecture
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A gem in the neighborhood.....

This is just a 10-minute walk from our hotel in central Tokyo. We saw the sign as we walked going to the JR station in one of those lazy mornings. One of the oldest but certainly... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Carina d
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Philippines
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Country Victoria, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Maintained by the Tokyo Metropolitan Parks, the design, and layout of the ponds, and hills and full moon bridge might be attractive at times, however overall the gardens looked tired and a little neglected. The waterfall feature was under tarpaulins, green sandbags and a temporary brown metal bridge structure spanned an area over water below the waterfall; this area appeared... More 

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Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is just a 10-minute walk from our hotel in central Tokyo. We saw the sign as we walked going to the JR station in one of those lazy mornings. One of the oldest but certainly one of the most calming, most romantic & best preserved parks in the city. One can just leisurely stroll around the garden with some... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really beautiful garden with refreshing air. Although need to pay some entrance fee but still worth it. Many tourist with cameras around. The vanilla ice cream at the front entrance is really milky and nice.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location about 5 minutes walking distance from Tokyo Dome (Suidobashi station). It was a nice secluded place filled with beautifully maintained garden. It was quite crowded, but you can still enjoy the view and surroundings. We went there during autumn and the leaves not all have turned red, but definitely a good place to visit.

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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our favorite garden in Tokyo (we visited four during our trip). When we first entered the garden it looked like a small garden until we discovered the paths that bought us to different sections of the garden, each offering its own distinctive landscape and beauty. The autumn foliage is amazingly beautiful.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

Admission fees of 300 which is great. The landscaping are perfect. This park is very beautiful in Autumn, but the paddy fields are all dying. They grow in summer only. Access is easy if you don't mind a little walk from the nearest station which is Korakuen Station. And the best part of it: you won't find a lot of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

There might be bigger parks all around Tokyo, but this one has it´s own charm, overall japanese gardens have a distinctive beauty. Depending on the season you go, you´ll get the change to see a different scenario, I will recommend it a peaceful walk or even just sitting on a bench would probably relax anyone.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

The garden seems to be a favourite of the locals. I visited the place on a Monday morning and there are plenty of local people there already, painting, taking photos, and enjoying the scenery. The sculptured trees, ponds of water, and hidden paths produce many beauty spots. The most beautiful is the pond at the end of the garden. It... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

Most people know Korakuen for the BIg Dome stadium or the amusement park. Try Korakuen Garden, a beaut nearby and quite popular for couples of all ages.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

Japanese gardens are always very taken care of and well respected. This garden is also one of those that when you enter you feel so peaceful and of course it is so beautiful.. it is recommended though to go on a nice sunny day to fully enjoy its loveliness.

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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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