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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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Phone Number: +81 3-3443-3111
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

Thank Jafo19D
Porto, Portugal
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261 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

1 Thank Pedritocalheiros
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This park is an excellent park to visit and see the bonsai trees and the Japanese carpe fish. Its has great greeneries and bonsai as old as 500 years.

Thank Bruno Z
Modesto, California
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I was staying at the Sheraton, which is very close. This was a short walk and very worth it. The garden is beautiful: lots of bonsai, a koi pond and lush grounds. It seems to be part of a resort and was a little confusing where you could or could not go. But I wandered around and enjoyed being there.... More 

1 Thank mrgavin2015
Dusseldorf, Germany
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53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Attended a business conference in this venue popular for wedding ceremonies. It was a real treat to find this peaceful garden right on the doorstep. A very special place in the middle of a 40-million people city.

Thank MLXV
Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

This garden, with tea house, and both Japanese and Western style restaurants is a diamond hidden in the urban jungle of Tokyo. The facilities are first class and so are the professional staff. I booked a solo garden tour with an English speaking guide - who was wonderful and provided excellent insight into the history of the garden and surrounds.... More 

Thank Bron_Thomas
Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Very charming Japanese style garden. Cozy rather than small. Very pleasant to walk around during spring season.

Thank sunprojetjm
San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

I really enjoyed walking the grounds of the wonderful garden. Very well maintained with water features, koi pond and Japanese statues. Don't miss this spot if you are nearby!

Thank Michael M
New Delhi, India
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Its very beautiful place , good collection of japanese garden , Japani cuisine is available , very good for family outing , reservation required, quite helpful & courteous staff .

Thank Dharmendra-Geanis
Bellevue, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

I walked here early in the morning before I headed to the airport. It was unclear if this was open to the public but I walked into the nearby hotel and made my way to garden - as a gaijin I assumed no one would stop me. Go for it! The garden itself is very well done, paths, small structures... More 

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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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