Autumn 2014: Rikugien Garden

Visit Date: 11/28/2014 (Best viewing Time: late November to early December)


Rikugien Garden (六義園) in Bunkyō-ku is considered as one of the most beautiful traditional Japanese garden in Tokyo. It was built around the 1700 and its name means Garden of the Six Principles of Poetry. The garden was donated to the city of Tokyo in 1938 and was then opened to the public.

The autumn colors around the garden has just started & hasn’t reached its peak yet.

It is quite a spacious garden with trails leading around the large central pond. It is also surrounded by trees and man-made hills that leads through forests and open lawns.

The trails and hills provides a bit of exercise to visitors.


The garden is also covered with numerous maple trees turning the place blazing with red leaves during the autumn foliage.

Blazing momiji tree located near the rest/facility store.



Evening illumination is also available in the garden giving the trees an almost magical appearance.

The illumination period for this year is from November 20 to December 7 with last entry at 8:30 pm.

Spot lights illuminate the trees.


Useful Info:
Rikugien Garden
Address: 6-16-3 Hon-komagome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo  〒113-0021
Inquiries: 03-3941-2222
Hours: 9:00 – 17:00 (entry until 16:30 / 20:30 during illumination)

Admission Fee:
Child: Free
Adult: ¥ 300
Senior: ¥ 150
* Children are primary school children or younger.
* Senior citizens are persons aged 65 or over.
* Free of charge for junior high school students living or attending school in Tokyo.

Kagome Station
▸ JR/Tokyo Metro Namboku Line – Exit E-06 (7 minutes walk)

Sengoku Station
▸ Toei Mita Line – Exit E-06 (10 minutes walk)