Autumn 2015: Rikugien Garden

Visit Date: 11/22/2015 (Best viewing Time: late November to early December)

Rikugien Garden (六義園) in Bunkyō-ku is famed as one of the most beautiful traditional Japanese garden in Tokyo. It is a typical Edo Period strolling garden which consists of a small pond, river, trees, and hills surrounded by forested areas.


Most of the trees around the park are still green but there are some areas showing a mix of colors, with some early-changing trees displaying bright hues and a few later ones just starting to show some color. The colors around the park may reach its peak after another week.


Rikugien_02 The leaves at the top of the maple tree were showing gorgeous crimson color.

Rikugien_03 Beautiful colors around the bridge.

Rikugien_04Mix of colors along the river.

Rikugien_05Lovely ducks enjoying the coolness of the water.

Rikugien_06Visitors crowding near the pond to take photos & watch the ducks.

Rikugien_07This maple tree will display stunning crimson hue once it reach its peak.


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)