Koishikawa Korakuen Garden, Bunkyo

4.4
#10 of 473 in Parks in Tokyo
Garden · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Find a place of tranquility and calm within the urban hubbub of the capital at Koishikawa Korakuen Garden, a green area that represents one of the oldest and best preserved sites in the city. The well maintained gardens were first developed by a feudal lord in 1629, and have since become a treasured public area, providing a welcome oasis of greenery and seasonal bloom within the sprawling city. Take a stroll around the park's main pond, admiring the contrast between the garden's natural colors and the dominant grey skyline of the city behind it. For Koishikawa Korakuen Garden and beyond, use our Tokyo vacation planner to get the most from your Tokyo vacation.
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  • Lovely spot in easy well marked walking distance from Iidabashi station. The signs from the station to the gardens are easy to follow and the entrance fee is 300Yen. The central lake (with Tokyo...  more »
  • I went there to check out the autumn leaves , it was quite nice. Although you are in the middle of the city, and sometimes see the Tokyo Dome peaking its top, you can get a little breath of greenery....  more »
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  • One of the oldest and most famous landscape gardens of the Kanto Region. The modern buildings in the background might be an eyesore for some visitors, but overall, the garden is serene and peaceful. Also, very conveniently located next to the Tokyo Dome entertainment hub for those seeking a change of ambience later.
  • Beautiful and well maintained landscape garden. It's lovely and tranquil with lots of ponds, bridged and stone sculptures. It is like any other Japanese Garden. They have tried to create miniatures of many famous places. The walking trails weave through the gardens and all the viewpoints. The views are amazing. It can be enjoyed in all seasons though I was told that it is at it's best during Autumn and Spring. It is not hard to imagine as there are dozens of maple, cherry and ginkgo trees. It even has a rice field tucked away in a corner. It's ideally situated very close to the Tokyo Dome and the local train and subway stations.

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