Kiyosumi Teien Garden
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. It is famous for it’s rocks collected from all over Japan and shipped in via the canals around the neighborhoods. The beautiful tea house in the garden survived the 1923 earthquake and WWII.
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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