Koishikawa Korakuen in Bunkyo-Ku, Tokyo is one of the oldest Japanese gardens in Tokyo. It is lovely to visit any time of the year but especially in the fall for foliage, winter for Plum Blossoms and irises in late spring. The garden is a traditional Japanese garden with three main ponds. You kids will love exploring the trails and bridges, and jumping the rocks through the edges of the pond! You will not remember you are smack dab in the middle of the Tokyo concert jungle when inside this park. After spending an hour wandering around the park move to lunch and entertainment at the Tokyo Dome (Amusement Park, ASObono, and Roller Skating).
Koishikawa Korakuen (Bunkyo-ku) – One of the oldest Japanese Gardens in Tokyo
Koishikawa-Kōrakuen is a seventeenth-century garden in Koishikawa, Bunkyo, Tokyo. The garden was created in 1629, and incorporates elements of both Chinese and Japanese taste. It is one of four surviving daimyō gardens of the many that were created in Edo after it became the military capital of the country, the others being the Kyu-Shiba-rikyu Garden, Rikugi-en and the Hama Rikyū gardens.
Bunkyo City also offers free English tours once every few months. You can check here to see if one is coming up and how to apply.
Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens –
Open times: everyday 9:00-17:00 (last entry 16:30) closed 12/29-1/1
Address: 1-6-6 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Access:3 mins walk from Idabashi Sta. on the Toei Oedo Line
Entry cost: general 300JPY, over 65 150JPY
Koishikawa Korakuen Park and Garden English Guided Tour
Other Japanese gardens in Tokyo we love taking our kids on adventures.
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