Kyu-Furukawa Teien (Former Furukawa Garden) covers around 30 ha of the former residence of the wealthy Furukawa Ichibei. He built a European-style mansion on a small hill at the northern end, with a cheerful Western-style garden on the slope, and a Japanese garden further down built around a pond. An Englishman, Josiah Conder, designed both the European-style mansion and garden. With the flowerbed placed in the center, the garden is arranged on a three-tiered gently sloping terrace. A flowerbed of a geometrical pattern is laid out on the middle tier. The Japanese garden was designed by Jihei Ogawa, a well-known designer in Kyoto. Deep green bushes at the entrance to the Japanese garden create an atmosphere that is in striking contrast to the brightly-colored Western garden.
Address: 1-27-39 Nisigahara, Kita-ku, Tokyo
Admission Fee: 150 yen
Closed: 29 Dec.-1 Jan.
[Rail]JR Tokyo Stn./JR Keihin Tohoku Line/13-min. ride/Kami-Nakazato Stn./7-min. walk[Walk]Tokyo Metro Namboku line Nishigahara Stn./10 min.walk