Rikugien Garden

Visit Date: 12/08/2016 (Best viewing Time: mid November to early December)

Rikugien Garden (六義園) in Bunkyō-ku is a beautiful Japanese landscape garden in Tokyo and one of the most visited gardens during the autumn season.

The autumn leaves during this time are already past peak with some looking burnt and started falling on the ground. Those left however, especially in the Tsutsuji-chaya area, are still stunning.

During this day too, the evening illumination has already ended, which was held from November 19 – December 07.

View from the Tamamo-no iso with mixture of yellow, orange and green colors.

Sun peaking through blazing maple leaves.

Tsutsuji-chaya and the autumn leaves.

Momoji (maple) leaves blazing under the sun.

Gorgeous leaves along the water creates a charming view.

Stunning canvas of colors in the wooded area.

View of the Yamakage-bashi from the Tsutsuji-chaya.

Tranquil place to relax and spend the day.

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)
Illumination: 19th Nov – 6th Dec, 2015

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)


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.

Autumn 2014: Rikugien Garden - 01

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