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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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One the best Gardens in Tokyo

The plum blossoms in three colors was wonderful.The vicinity to Tokyo dome district can make for a nice combination of Adrenalin and calmness in one day tour.

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

The plum blossoms in three colors was wonderful.The vicinity to Tokyo dome district can make for a nice combination of Adrenalin and calmness in one day tour.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited in January and found the gardens to be beautiful and tranquil. This is a good destination if you are interested in exploring Tokyo by foot and want to see some gardens off the beaten path. It is a relatively small park with several ponds and a beautiful stone bridge. I can imagine it would be even more beautiful... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a hidden garden, quite tricky to find. Nice walk in the greenery. Spend some time to relax on the benches and just enjoy the time without all the Tokyo buzz!

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you don't have time for visiting more of the historic gardens of Tokyo at least visit Koishikawa Korakuen (and also Rikugien). Koishikawa is the oldest example of a classical stroll or promenade garden. It was laid out 1629 bey Tokogawa Yorifusa, the founder of the Mito branch of the Tokugawa, but it took until 1669, that it was finished... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

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 December 28, 2016 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 December 27, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

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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