Despite being situated right in the heart of Tokyo, Koishikawa Koraku-en is incredibly quiet. The gardens were laid out in 1629 by a feudal lord of that time, as the gardens of his residence in Edo (now Tokyo). Originally in the Kyoto style, they were later redesigned using Chinese techniques. The unusually shaped rocks that remain today are modeled on the garden style of a region of China south of the Yangtze. The gardens are truly an urban oasis, a peaceful haven in the heart of the city.
Address: 1-6-6 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Admission Fee: 300 yen
Closed: 29 Dec.-1 Jan.
[Rail]JR Tokyo Stn. / Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line / 9-min. ride / Korakuen Stn. / 8-min. walk.