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Rikugien Garden

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Address: 6-16-3 Honkomagome, Bunkyo 113-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
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Ancient Garden a Top Sight

Rikugi-en is an ancient garden built in 1702 by feudal lord Yanagisawa Yoshiyasu. It is tucked away in the Komagome/Bunkyo-ku district. While mentioned as a Top Sight by Lonely... read more

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Broadlands
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rikugi-en is an ancient garden built in 1702 by feudal lord Yanagisawa Yoshiyasu. It is tucked away in the Komagome/Bunkyo-ku district. While mentioned as a Top Sight by Lonely Planet, it doesn't appear to be heavily visited. But, it's well worth going out of your way to see it. While smaller than some of the other better known gardens, it... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent nearly 2 hours at the Rikugien Garden. It is beatiful. Visited in early March, just before cherry blossoms, and it was still beautiful. It is a large park and is well maintained. There is a cost of 300 Yen per person to enter which is well worth it. The toilets here were clean as well. No food available... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yet one more beautiful garden. This one has some really nice woodland glades to wander through with dappled sunlight and magnificent trees. The garden is relatively small but you can easily spend a couple of hours there even if you don't sit and wonder at the beautiful surroundings.There are some large carp in the lake It costs Y300 (£2.00GBP plus... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 323 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Easily accessible from the JR Kamagome Station. Note that, contrary to what the station man told us, there is a nearer entrance to the station than the main one- turn left out of the station, cross the road and you'll see the entrance set back a bit. The main Sakura had finished but it was still worth it, even under... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a kind of jewel , a small paradise in the city center. You forget you are in the city, is silent and only if you look further the highest trees you see the skyscrapers . But the beauty will catch your sight to the trees and the small lake with fishes. Beautiful cherry trees in blossom in april , bonsai... More 

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Fresno, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Easily accessible by public transportation. Tokyo has many parks, each with their own character, ambiance and serenity. This is another well worth visiting. Delightful, beautifully kept grounds. Fun to walk in sun or rain. Beautiful park in any season, more so in spring and fall. Well worth the trip.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Bought lots of beautiful food in Mitsukoshi food hall for our picnic lunch Garden is a gem constructed in 1702 Had a delightful picnic lunch in the open area near a weeping cherry tree Tree was beautiful Walked the circuit & really enjoyed the garden and its created scenery

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I noticed an advertisement poster on a metro train which showed an outstanding photo of illuminated weeping cherry tree. That was enough to convince us to find time for a visit. We reached the park at 8pm and bought entrance tickets (¥300 per adult ).It was a cool night with few visitors The park is kept very... More 

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Lovely and colourful trees in the park. If its a selected weekend, the park is lighted! Its worth to spend time here in Autumn.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Stumbled across this place while out for a sightseeing/pokemon hunting walk - a beautiful manicured garden with tea house, waterfall and a weeping cherry tree. An oasis of calm in a hectic city, a beautiful place to spend an hour

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