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Rikugien garden

Rikugien gardenRikugien is a Japanese garden, and is located south of JR Komagome station.

It was built by Yoshiyasu Yanagisawa (1658-1714), who was an aide of Shogun.
He was given this area from Shogun in 1695, then he built this garden there to express the world of Japanese poems.
And it was completed in 1702.
It was donated to Tokyo Metropolitan Government in 1938, then since that it has been opened to the public.

It has an area of about 2.9 hactares. There are a large pond with an islands, additionally there are a few streams and small hills.

Cherry blossoms in spring and autumn color of leaves are beautiful, and additionally here is famous for azelea.

How to get to here

By JR

  • About 7 minutes walk from Komagome station (Yamanote Line).

By subway

  • About 10 minutes walk from Sengoku station (Mita Line).



A gate to Rikugien garden
A pond and an island in Rikugien
Hanging cherry tree in Rikugien
The view from a hill in Rikugien
A spot in a forest in Rikugien
Teahouse near a pond in Rikugien

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