One of my family’s favorite Japanese gardens is the Kiysoumi Teien Garden (清澄庭園) in Koto-ku. Free for kids and only 150 yen for adults. Make a day trip and visit the Fukugawa-Edo Museum and take a break at the 1st Blue Bottle Coffee Shop in Tokyo.
Must See Japanese Garden – Kiyosumi Teien Garden (Koto-ku, Tokyo)
Kiyosumi Garden is a traditional Japanese walking garden located in Fukagawa, Tokyo which was constructed between 1878-85. The garden was created and owned by the shipping financier and industrialist Iwasaki Yatarō who founded Mitsubishi.
You can spend a good hour strolling around the garden. The paths wrap around a lake and through a garden area. The garden is beautiful to visit any time of the year but in the fall you can see some nice foliage and in May/June beautiful purple iris. This lake also has a huge population of Koi (Japanese carp), snapping turtles and ducks. You can purchase some food to feed the aquatic life at the main gate.
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Kiyosumi Teien Garden
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