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Koishikawa Korakuen has a history that dates back to 400 years. Being designated for two categories is quite rare and this garden is designated as a special historic site as well as a national scenic beauty. Indeed an extraordinary garden! A truly beautiful garden with ponds and rivers that represent the scenic beauty of different regions. You can see the stunning charm of a Japanese garden even today. Influenced by Confucianism, the garden has certain Chinese aspects as well. Make sure to enjoy the garden especially during autumn and spring when the leaves change color and flowers are in full bloom.
- 1 Koraku, Bunkyo, Tokyo
- Contact No.
- 8-min from Idabashi Station on JR Line, Tokyo Metro Tozai Line, Yurakucho Line and Namboku Line.
- Opening Hours / Holidays
Closed: New Year's Holidays
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 1 hour
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This spot is situated at the center of Koishigawa Korakuen. It represents the best lake of Japan, Biwako. You can even see an island called Horaijima in the lake and Tokudaijiseki, a stone which is named after the garden planner. It is popular as a beautiful place where water and trees and other elements of nature are in harmony. Make sure to check out the magnificent pine trees.
It is also a famous place for cherry blossoms. Inside the garden, there are seven weeping cherry blossoms and Somei-yoshino blossoms that bloom beautifully in spring. Furthermore, Koishikawa Korakuen is situated in the heart of the city, and you can get some great shots with cherry blossoms in the foreground with Tokyo's modern buildings in the background. You will be surprised to see how beautiful the cherry blossoms look even with Tokyo's modernity.
Arashiyama is a famous scenic place in Kyoto. "Oigawa" is a river that flows under that area and this spot is named after that river. The stones placed in the river look like a work of modern art. I hope you can enjoy the music created naturally by the flow of water and stones.