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Happoen Garden

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Shinagawa / Gotanda
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Address: 1-1-1 Shirokanedai, Minato 108-8631, Tokyo Prefecture
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Superb garden - an oasis in the city

This beautiful garden is a short walk from Shirokanedai metro station. The Sheraton Miyako hotel overlooks the garden, which is a must-see if you stay at this hotel or if you are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Alex H
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful garden is a short walk from Shirokanedai metro station. The Sheraton Miyako hotel overlooks the garden, which is a must-see if you stay at this hotel or if you are in the area. Anyone who appreciates the beautiful living art that is bonsai will really love this place - not only the smaller (500+ year old) potted specimens... More 

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

This is actually an event center and garden, with multiple weddings taking place on the weekends. It can go without notice because it is not large and does not show up on maps unless zoomed in closely. It is nestled into an area next to the Sheraton Miyako hotel and behind Meiji University. The entrance is built for cars and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

The name means “Garden of Eight Views”, nestled in a preserved Japanese garden where you can admire a selection of Bonsai trees, some dating back over 500 years.

Thank Harry L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

This garden was a great stop on our trip! The pond was beautiful and there is a small hut that you can navigate towards to get closer and see the coy fish. The trees in November make this sight absolutely stunning with their colors. It's not at all a wonder why so many people choose to get married in this... More 

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Woodland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Lovely smaller Japanese garden around a pond and quite beautiful! Also offers a traditional tea ceremony, which was interesting. Many weddings in this special garden!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

We found here one of our favorites featuring bonsai that are hundreds of years-old, koi pond - beautiful, peaceful garden. Cute fish pond too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful garden, took all of the pictures on my camera annoyingly so cannot upload off my phone. It's free to start off with which makes everything better.. Haha. But no it is beautiful, there's a great spot to sit in by the water edge and all of the fish come up to it. Has lots of Bansai trees too. Also... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Happoen Garden is near a train station, so you won't have to walk very far. The day I visited, there was a wedding going on and my friend and I thought we were at the wrong place. My friend and I must have looked puzzled because one of the very polite staff members came up to us and said to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

This place actually used to belong to my family (Shibusawa) and my grandfather sold it before WWII. I've been here several times and because of the family history I've gotten very nice tours of the house. The garden is nothing short of spectacular which is why this place is always packed with special events such as weddings.

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Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

I had an event there and I also visited the gardens. I was impressed how well kept they are, is the perfect spot for an event.

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Shinagawa / Gotanda
In Shinagawa, an office district shares space with luxury residential buildings and the scene is constantly changing with rapid development. Ikedayama park and Togoshi park are great places to see beautiful traditional Japanese gardens with ponds, as well as enjoy the changing seasons. Shinagawa was a post and a port town during the Edo era and the lavish old Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples at Shinagawa and Ebara are very popular. It's a great place to get in touch with the old Edo atmosphere on a pleasure boat cruising along the canal. The neighboring area around Gotanda station is a study in modern contrasts filled with unique restaurants and a lively nightlife.
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