Kiyosumi Garden Tokyo

Kiyosumi Teien Garden (Koto-ku, Tokyo) – Traditional Japanese Garden

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 a few hundred 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. 

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. 

Kiyosumi Teien Garden

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 Details
Address: 3-3-9 Kiyosumi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0024
Hours: 8:00 – 17:00; open everyday (Free entry on May 4th and October 1) 
Phone: 03-3641-5892
Cost: 150 yen for adults, kids free
Access: 10 min walk from Kiyosumi Shirakawa station (Exit A3) on the Oedo subway line Exit A3 or the Hanzomon subway line (Exit A3)

Kiyosumi Garden, Koto-ku, Tokyo

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