“Rikugi-en Garden” in Komagome, Tokyo, is a scenic famous garden that is in the center of the city but full of seasonal flavors. Rikugi-en Garden, which retains the landscape from the Edo period when it was built and conveys the culture and history of Japan and the heart of Waka, is one of the only 36 scenic spots in the country.
It is especially busy during the light-up period of spring weeping cherry trees and autumn leaves. Introducing the Daimyo Garden that was born in the Edo Genroku period.
Rikugi-en Garden is a very calm garden in the middle of the city, where you can enjoy the quiet scenery of the season. There is a pond at the center and it is a regular route that walks around it. You can spend a relaxing time looking at the seasonal scenery of the plants in full bloom in the Rikugi-en Garden.
During the spring and autumn season, cherry blossoms and colored leaves are lit up at night, making it a famous cherry blossom viewing spot in Tokyo. How about making this beautiful view of Rikugi-en Garden a date course or a walking path?
Rikugi-en Garden is a metropolitan garden in Honkomagome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo. It has been counted as one of the two major gardens in Edo together with Koishikawa Korakuen since the time of the landscape.
The great “Kanto” earthquake disaster in Japan and the Great Tokyo Air Raids are not affected, and Rikugi-en Garden has been designated as a special scenic spot in 1953.
This beautiful garden with seasonal flowers and buds is renowned as one of the most famous Japanese gardens in Tokyo, and is a spot where many foreign tourists visit.
This garden is arranged around a large pond, and you can go around and enjoy it by going around the garden. This is called “Kaiyushiki-Tsukiyama-Sensui style garden” (ponds and artificial hill in the garden and promenades in the garden and they were called Chisen-Kaiyu-shiki-teien “go around the pond style garden”) It is the feature. In the parks, there are resting places for walks, observatory overlooking the garden, and teahouses.
In spring, weeping cherry trees, which are famous as the symbol tree of Rikugi-en Garden, are in full bloom. In early summer, about 30 kinds of azaleas blossom together. And the flowers blooming all year round are colorful and tell the seasons of Japan. If you visit every time the season changes, you will be greeted by the beautiful scenery of that moment.
Rikugi-en Garden is a 7-minute walk from Japan Railway and Tokyo Metro Komagome Station, and is easily accessible. There are many signs from the station, so it is convenient to use public transportation. In addition, there is no parking lot in the garden, so you need to park your car in a nearby paid parking lot.
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 (No charge for primary school children or younger, and junior high school students living or attending school in Tokyo)
Please refer the official web page.