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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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Peaceful and beautiful

This was a truly lovely garden with a range of interesting features. we visited early arriving just as it opened at 9am and we had the place almost to ourselves. Based around... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Susan La M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was a truly lovely garden with a range of interesting features. we visited early arriving just as it opened at 9am and we had the place almost to ourselves. Based around lakes with a number of attractive bridges the garden offers a number of beautiful vistas. The garden is registered as a special historic site and a special place... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An oasis of green amid all the high rise in Tokyo. Big garden where you can chill out from the bustlings of Tokyo. This garden is considered one of the three most beautiful gardens of Japan.

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best gardens I have ever visited. Beautifully landscaped, uncrowded and serene, with informative signage explaining why this spot was a favorite with the Shoguns. It's a bit off the beaten track, so you will probably see more locals than tourists.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Large, beautifully maintained, full of different plants and birds and other sites (such as a memorial to a family falcon), this was a great surprise and highly recommended. There are abut 2 miles(?) of trails that you can follow that wind throughout the garden. The central lake is home to all sorts of fish and frogs and turtles and birds...... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

This is one of Tokyo's olldest gardens built in the Edo Period (1600-1867). The Garden tries to reproduce famous landscapes in miniature, using ponds, stones, trees and manmade hills to replicate both Japanese and Chinese scenery.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best purchases of my holiday. The tranquility and beauty of this park is second to none. You feel like you are in the jungle and forget entirely that you are in a bustling city. Entry fee is ¥300 an adult which from what I've paid in Tokyo for disappoint is nothing. Honestly if you have... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This was one of my favourite gardens in Tokyo. Despite it being surrounded by skyscrapers and close to Tokyo Dome, it's very tranquil once inside. I particularly loved the full moon style stone Chinese bridge. Definitely worth a visit.

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Makati, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

The garden opens at 9 AM and costs some Yen. One of the best Japanese gardens in Tokyo. When I visited, the irises and hydrangeas were in full bloom and the maples were in their greenest.

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Cambridge, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

The garden wasn't all that impressive to us (but neither was the Imperial Palace garden) but it was a good way to get away from the crowds and hustle bustle of the city for a bit to walk around and have a seat overlooking the water. There is a small fee to enter and there is a river boat cruise... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

One of the oldest Japanese gardens in the city of Tokyo, built in 1629. Located right in the middle of Tokyo city,close to the Tokyo Dome. There is a large boundary surrounding the park with a single entrance. There is a nominal entry fee to the park. The park has a eatery joint and a kiosk in the entrance. It... More 

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