Friday, April 20, 2018

Rikugien Garden

  Rikugien Garden, located in Tokyo, Japan, is considered one of the area's most beautiful gardens.  It was built between 1695-1702 by Yanagisawa Yoshiyasu, and in 1938 was donated to the Tokyo city government.

The word, "Rikugien" means "six poems garden."  It's called this because it reproduces in miniature, 88 scenes from famous poems.  The garden is lovely to walk through.  You'll see the central pond, islands, wooded areas, and teahouses.

The garden is open daily from 9 AM - 5 PM.  Admission is 300 yen.  Note:  There are no parking lots here, so you'll have to walk from the Tokyo Metro Namboku Line.  It's about a 7 -10 minute walk from there.


  1. Hi Sherry - this sounds amazing ... lovely name for the 88 scenes from the poems - I guess here we'd definitely need a guide book ... so interesting to know about - cheers Hilary

    1. It would be interesting to read the poems as you walk through the gardens.

  2. Japan is on my bucket list - my father loved this country and their aesthetic is just beautiful. I have no doubt that their gardens are fantastic.