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Koishikawa Korakuen garden

Koishikawa Korakuen gardenKoishikawa Korakuen is a Japanese garden, and is located just northwest of JR Suidobashi station.

It was built by Yorifusa Tokugawa (1603-1661), the first lord of Mito Domain, in 1629.
It has an area of more than 7 hactares.
There are a large pond and some small ponds with islands and rocks, additionally there are a few streams, small hills, and rice fields.
And many trees covers the whole garden.

When this garden was rebuilt by Mitsukuni Tokugawa (1628-1701), the second lord, he got the opinions of Zhu Shunshui (1600-1682), who was a Chinese scholar of Confucianism and defected to Japan in 1660.
So this garden involves elements of Chinese Confucianism.

At just east of this garden, there is Tokyo Dome which is the Japan's first domed baseball stadium.
And around the studium, there are an amusement park, a hotel and other resort facilities, so they form a resort town named "Tokyo Dome City".

Tokyo Dome City official website

How to get to here

By JR

  • About 8 minutes walk from Iidabashi station (Sobu Line).

By subway

  • About 2 minutes walk from Iidabashi station (Ooedo Line).
  • About 8 minutes walk from Iidabashi station (Tozai, Yurakucho, Nanboku Lines).
  • About 5 minutes walk from Korakuen station (Marunouchi, Nanboku Lines).



Koishikawa Korakuen in spring Koishikawa Korakuen in late autumn
A lakeside garden in Koishikawa Korakuen
A stone bridge in Koishikawa Korakuen
An arbor in Koishikawa Korakuen Tokyo Dome City

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