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Location: 35°42’19.90″ N 139°44’57.44″ E
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Worth it? Don’t miss it.
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To get to Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens, take the Metro Marunouchi Line to Korakuen Station and exit to the left up the stairs. You can either cross the ramp and head north, or exit the station and head north on the sidewalk and then head south a block to the west. if you’re willing to walk a bit, you can also take a JR line to Suidobashi Station and head west then north.
The entrance to the park is on the southwest corner. You must buy tickets in advance on the gardens’ website.
Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens is only 1 of 3 remaining daimyo (feudal lord) gardens from the early Edo Period. Land was often granted to daimyo – or put under their care for the shogun or emperor. The gardens date back to the early 1600’s and you can still see many artifacts from centuries past (such as the large stone bridge).
Unlike many Japanese gardens, Korakuen has a more Chinese (Confucian) design.
Things To Do
The park has lots of walking trails, a large and a small pond, and some great views of Tokyo from various vantage points.
It’s well worth a stop for a quick look.
Marunouchi Line @ Korakuen Station.
Suidobashi Station facing south.