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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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Perfect romantic garden

We were recommended to visit this garden by a japanese friend,i think is not one of the top touristic spots in Tokyo but it is absolutely worth a visit. It is small, intimate and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Suzhou, China
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Suzhou, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were recommended to visit this garden by a japanese friend,i think is not one of the top touristic spots in Tokyo but it is absolutely worth a visit. It is small, intimate and beautiful, perfect for a romantic stroll. We were amazed by the magnificent colors of the different trees and of course by extensive the bonsai collection.

Thank carmeluchiros
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Happo-en Garden is just of Meguro Dori and is the place for weddings and expensive dinners for foreigners. It is set in a magnificent Japanese garden covering a number of acres all carefully maintained.It was the home of Okubo Hikosaemon in the Edo period and they have retained the original Japanese garden.One part of the garden has a number of... More 

Thank Oldjack
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not only was the garden beautiful, as many gardens in Japan and Tokyo generally are, but there was a special sense of intimacy around it. It feels hidden away, and there is an atmosphere I hadn't quite felt in other gardens in Tokyo, The Bonsai collection is absolutely wonderful and the variety very nice. This garden is common for weddings.

Thank Matan K
Irvine, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have some free time before the flight out. This garden is a short walking distance from the Sheraton hotel. Just amazed by the bonsai, the different colored trees, and the huge fishes in the pond. Saw a couple taking their wedding photos in traditional costume, and the gardener pointed me to the heart he made with falling leaves :D is... More 

1 Thank fly_Harriett
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

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 

Thank Luihana
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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.

Thank KarolaRS

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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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