Rikugi-en (Rikugi-en Garden), Tokyo
Together with the Koishikawa Korakuen Garden, “Rikugi-en Garden” which is called the two biggest gardens in Edo. This garden took seven years to built by Yoshiyasu Yanagisawa, who was given this land by the fifth Shogun Tsunayoshi TOKUGAWA, and is a “landscape garden” (an artificial hill and a built built in a It is garden). The delicate beauty weaving with carefully designed composition admires the viewer. In spring, colorful flowers such as Tsutsuji azaleas and Satsuki azaleas are blooming, including shidare cherry (a variety of cherry tree with drooping branches). Hydrangea in early summer, colored leaves in autumn, camellia and plums under the winter cold are superb. “Azalea tea house” using azalea’s old material, the splash of a stream falling from the rock, bridges of two big rock. Edo’s stylish garden invites those who still visit beyond the times to the healing world.
Rikugi-en Garden’s greatest attraction is that you can enjoy the natural beauty of the seasons in a harmonious landscape. The protagonist of spring is the shidare cherry near the entrance. In the spring, azalea etc are blooming in bloom, the fresh green that just budded is also soft, and you can feel the breath of spring in the whole body. In the early summer when the green becomes dark, colorful hydrangea adds color to the garden.
Autumn’s Rikugi-en Garden is a famous autumn leaves spot in Tokyo. The beautifully colored garden will be lighted up at night. It is open until 21 o’clock during the autumn leaves, so you can enjoy the fantastic scenery reflecting the blazing autumnal leaves on the surface of the water slowly.
The Rikugi-en Garden is a metropolitan garden in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo. Yoshiyasu Yanagisawa, who was a sobayonin (lord chamberlain) of the fifth Shogun Tsunayoshi Tokugawa, constructed it on the place of the suburban residence of his own. He intended to express the world of the Waka (31-syllable Japanese poem), designed and opened it.
It is expressed wonderfully now without changing. In addition, the maintenance such as lawns is perfect, and many tourists come here as one of the Japanese gardens representing Tokyo.
The most attractive part of Rikugi-en is the Shidarezakura (a variety of cherry tree with drooping branches). It is gorgeous! The moment when you passed through the big gate of the inner court located nearest the front gate, you must watch the big Shidarezakura with rapt attention.
In the end of November, it becomes the wonderful scenery among the maples which turned red. In Rikugi-en Garden, autumn leaves are at their best from the end of October through the end of November every year. It’s no exaggeration to say that it’s first-rate autumn leaves in Tokyo.
In addition, it is a pleasure to see night autumn leaves because it is lighted up at the time. You can enjoy colored leaves of 550 maples, wax tree and ginkgo which projected in a dark night by light.
|Name:||Rikugi-en (Rikugi-en Garden)|
|Adresse:||Honkomagome 6 Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0021 Japan|
|Access:||Tokyo Metro Nanboku-sen line "Komagome-eki Station” (7 minutes walk)|
|Price/Charge:||300 yen (Adult)
150 yen (Over 65 years old)
Free (primary school children or younger)
Please refer the official web page.