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Koishikawa Kōrakuen Park, Bunkyo-ku

Hidden behind Tokyo Dome is the historical and beautiful Koishikawa Kōrakuen Garden (小石川後楽園). It is one of two surviving Edo period gardens in modern Tokyo, the other being Kyu Shiba Rikyu Garden in Minato-ku. The park offers a variety of sights and sounds for adults and kids to both enjoy. Our favorite parts of the park are the moon bridge, the stepping stones across a river and feeding the huge koi. A great Japanese garden to visit for 1-2 hours beforeKoishikawa Park having lunch and faster entertainment at Tokyo Dome (Amusement Park, ASObono, and Roller Skating).

Koishikawa Kōrakuen Park, Bunkyo-ku

Koishikawa ParkKoishikawa Kōrakuen Park was appointed as a special place of scenic beauty and a special historic site based on the cultural properties protection law of Japan. As you enter the hundred-year-old gates, you will feel transported to a period and place long ago. Enjoy your stroller and forget that you are smack dab in central Tokyo.

The construction was started in 1629 by Tokugawa Yorifusa, the daimyo (feudal lord) of Mito han, and was completed by his successor, Tokugawa Mitsukuni.  Mitsukuni named this garden “Kōraku-en” (Kōraku means “enjoying afterwards”) after a Koishikawa ParkChinese teaching of “a governor should worry before people and enjoy after people”. The garden shows strong Chinese character in its design, as it was influenced by the West Lake of Hangzhou.

Koishikawa Kōrakuen Park Details
Address: 1-6-6 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-3811-3015
Business hours: Everyday 9:00 – 17:00
Cost: 300 JPY for adults, Junior High Students and younger free
Access: 2-5 min walk from Iidabashi Station on the Oedo Line, JR Sobo Line, Tozai Line, Yurakucho Line, Namboku Line *No parking available
Note: Wheel chairs and strollers can travers most of the park, although some paths are steep sloped

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