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Kiyosumi Teien
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“Loved it!”
Reviewed April 9, 2014

This park had everything to give us a great, restful afternoon out. Difficult to find such a wonderful green space in Tokyo without the crowds. Don't be put off by the JPY150 each to get in ... this cost is put to maintaining the wonderful Japanese style gardens. Buy the fish bread from the kiosk (or take your own - cheaper to buy a loaf from close by Family Mart) and most importantly you can feed the fish - feed the birds - feed the turtles - without contravening the "NO Food to Wildlife" rules that dominate most of Tokyo parks. Note: last entry is at 4.30pm - park closes at 5pm

Visited April 2014
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“Awesome place”
Reviewed December 16, 2013

From all the Japanese gardens I visited, I liked this one the most. Besides its beauty, it was fun buying special dry bread (150 yen) and feeding seagulls, ducks and fish with it. Watch seagulls catching pieces of bread in the mid air and fish fighting for bread crumbs! Make sure to take pictures :-).

Visited November 2013
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Tokyo, Japan
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“Strollong style Japanese garden”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

This is a nice strollong style Japanese garden. You can buy special food at the store inside and feed Koi, turtles and dukcs at the pond. I think you are not supposed to feed the food you brougut in. I've never seen such big Koi in other places. Off course you can brong your lunch in and feed yourself too. If you don't have much time in Tokyo, this garden in not the first choice, but if you just want to unwind, this is the place to go.

Visited November 2012
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Tokyo, Japan
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“A nice Japanese-style garden in Tokyo's traditional residential area”
Reviewed April 6, 2012

This garden is to have its origins as the residence of the Edo Period business magnate, Kinokuniya Bunzaemon. It became the location of the Edo residence of the feudal lord Kuze Yamatonokami, of Sekiyado (presently north of Chiba Prefecture), who built his mansion and a garden in 1721. After the Meiji Restoration, Iwasaki Yataro, the founder of Mitsubishi, acquired the land. In 1878, he ordered the garden rebuilt to use it for recreation of his employees and entertainment of important guests. Hills and waterless waterfalls were constructed and 55 rocks from all over Japan were brought in. The garden and the Western-style Mansion was completely burned out by the fire of the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, but the property provided refuge for citizens. In 1932, the Mitsubishi Group donated the repaired part of the garden to the City of Tokyo; other parts were used for the construction of the public library. Another half of the original garden survives today as a free public park.
This splendid garden (which rivals another great Japanese garden Rikugien in Komagome) is about 3 minutes walk from Shirakawa-Kiyosumi metro station. It is built around a lake in traditional Japanese style. For the up-keeping of trees, turf, etc., entrance fee of 150 yen is collected at the entrance. You can bring your own lunch box. You can buy food for the koi carp and turtles at a shop just after the entrance. If you visit this garden, it is also recommended to go to Fukagawa Edo Shiryokan which is a small museum that has a reproduced town alley of old Edo Period.

Visited April 2012
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Tokyo, Japan
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“quiet time for you!”
Reviewed April 2, 2012

Tokyo is quite a busy place and may make you feel tired if you stay there for a while..
Kiyosumi Teien may give you some quiet and relaxing time.

Visited March 2012
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