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10 Gardens in Tokyo That You Have To Visit

Tokyo is a definitely a busy city. No doubt about that. Most of us love the rush that it brings, checking out on the latest gadgets, getting all the cute stuff, dining at kawaii cafes and experiencing all the other world-wide phenomenon that we’ve seen through the internet. For others who want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, you don’t really have to go far as we suggest 10 gardens that you can visit IN TOKYO.

14042059618_0e474612d3_b Trivia: The pond inside Hama Rikyu Gardens is considered special. The water is straight from Edo Bay. Isn’t it amazing how Japan is very particular with their history? Even small details like this is very important to them! Check out Ashley’s full post about Hama Rikyu Gardens here.



List of Gardens in Tokyo:
1. Hama Rikyu Gardens

Location: 1-1, Hama Rikyu-teien, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0046
Access: Toei O-edo Line Shiodome Sta. E-19, Tsukiji-shijo Sta. E-18 or Yurikamome Shiodome Sta. (7 minutes on foot) JR or Tokyo Metro Ginza Line/Toei Asakusa Line, Shimbashi Sta. (10 minutes on foot) G-08, A-10
Boat: Suijo Bus (Asakusa—Hama-rikyu—Hinode-Sambashi)
Tel: 03-3541-0200


2. Kyu Shiba Rikyu Gardens

Location: 1-4-1 Kaigan, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0022
Access: JR Hamamatsu-cho Sta. North Exit (1 minute on foot)
Toei Asakusa Line/O-Edo Line, Daimon Sta. (5 minutes on foot)
Yuri-kamome Line, Takeshiba Sta. (10 minutes on foot)
Tel: 03-3434-4029


3.Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens

Location: 1-6-6 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-0004
Access: Toei O-edo Line, Iidabashi Sta. (2 minutes on foot) E-06
JR Sobu Line, Iidabashi Sta. (8minutes on foot)
Tokyo Metro Tozai Line/Yuraku-cho Line/Namboku Line, Iidabashi Sta. (8 minutes on foot) T-06, Y-13, N-10
Tel: 03-3811-3015


4. Rikugien Gardens

Location: 6-16-3 Hon-komagome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0021
Access: JR/Tokyo Metro Namboku Line, Komagome Station (7 minutes on foot)
Toei Mita Line, Sengoku Station (10 minutes on foot)
Tel: 03-3941-2222


5. Mukojima-Hyakkaen Gardens

Location: 3-18-3 Higashi-Mukojima, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 131-0032
Access: Tobu RR Isezaki Line, Higashi-Mukojima Sta. (8 minutes on foot)
Keisei RR Oshiage Line, Keisei Hikifune Sta. (13 minutes on foot)
Bus: Toei Bus Kameido — Nippori route (#22), Hyakkaen-mae (2 to 3 minutes on foot)
Tel: 03-3611-8705



6. Kiyosumi Gardens

Location: 3-3-9 Kiyosumi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0024
Access: Toei O-edo Line and Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line, Kiyosumi-shirakawa Sta. (3 minutes on foot) Toei Bus Line: JR Kameido Sta., North Exit, #7 Bus Stop (Line #33)
Take the Toyoumi-suisan-futo bus; get off at “Kiyosumiteien-mae” (3 minutes on foot).
Tel: 03-3641-5892


7. Kyu Furukawa Gardens

Location: 1-27-39 Nishigahara, Kita-ku, Tokyo 114-0024
Access: JR Keihin-tohoku Line, Kami-Nakasato Station (7 minutes on foot)
Tokyo Metro Namboku Line, Nishigahara Sta. (7 minutes on foot)
JR Yamanote Line, Komagome Sta. (15 minutes on foot)
Tel: 03-3910-0394


8. Kyu Iwasaki tei Gardens

Location: 1-3-45 Ike-no-hata, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0008
Access: Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line, Yushima Station, Exit #1 (3 minutes on foot)
Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Ueno Hiro-koji Sta. (10 minutes on foot)
Toei O-Edo Line, Ueno Okachi-machi Sta. (10 minutes on foot)
JR Yamanote Line, Okachi-machi Sta. (15 minutes on foot)
Tel: 03-3823-8340


9. Tonogayato Gardens

Location: 2-16 Minami-machi, Kokubunji City, Tokyo 185-0021
Access: JR Chuo Line, Kokubunji Sta., South Exit (2 minutes on foot)
Tel: 042-324-7991


10. Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

Location: 11 Naitomachi, Shinjuku, Tokyo 160-0014
Access: JR Line, Shinjuku Station
Tel: 03-3350-0151



*Sankeien Garden
Location: 231-0824 Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama, Naka Ward, Honmokusannotani, 58−1, 三溪園内
Access: Sankeien Garden is located close to Negishi Station (JR Keihin Tohoku Negishi Line). Alternatively, you can take a bus (for ¥220) from Yokohama station East exit, terminal A, bus stop 2, bus number 8 or 148. Ticket cost ¥500 for adults and ¥200 for children.
Tel: 045-621-0634


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