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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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Phone Number: +81 3-3811-3015
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Fantastic quiet garden next to Tokyo Dome

There are many very attractive parks/gardens in Tokyo: Hama Rikyu, Yoyogi, Shinjuku National Garden, Center for Nature Study (Ebisu), etc. The Koishikawa Korakuen is one of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Nice, France
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Nice, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are many very attractive parks/gardens in Tokyo: Hama Rikyu, Yoyogi, Shinjuku National Garden, Center for Nature Study (Ebisu), etc. The Koishikawa Korakuen is one of Tokyo's nine heritage gardens, it is a marvel for the eye and a very relaxing place for a stroll or just sitting on a bench. Many local photographers and artists are inspired by nature... More 

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San Francisco Bay Area (CA)
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

A fraction of its former self, this garden is still large and very impressive. There are so many recreations of inspirational places both in Japan and afar. So much detail to these miniature recreations. Both for inspiration, education and empathy. The lake is a place where even locals flock to see and capture photos of wildlife. You will also love... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We enjoied this nature break in the middle of the big urban area. Wonderful walking paths. It was beautiful in Sept even without the cherry blossoms and with some of the leaves starting to change.

Thank Carrie R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Richard H
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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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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