Sunday, April 29, 2012

Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens

Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens is located in the central Tokyo, just next to the Tokyo Dome.  This garden has been designated an important historical asset and site of special historical significance.  This double designation was provided only a few gardens in Japan.

Koishikawa Korakuen was completed by the second clan ruler of the Mito Tokugawa family, Mitsukuni Mito, who has been very famous hero in Japanese TV show for more than 50 years!

Very greeeen.

The Sake pub in Edo period.

The garden view course is about 1.4 km, it takes for 1 hour for walk.

Since Mitsukuni Mito was the great load, his travel in Japan was restricted. He could not travel as he wanted even though he was full of curiosity. So he condensed all Japanese famous locations in this garden.

In this garden, we can see Biwa-lake, Kyoto, and even some scenery in China.

China's Rozan (Lushan).

The garden lantern in the left side was sent by Korean ambassador as a gift.

Koishikawa Korakuen opens from 9:00 to 17:00. (Entry until 16:30) The entrance fee is JPY300. Closed during year end holidays.

By the way, if you get hungry after walk, the Kagurazaka town is very close by.  Kagurazaka has good Japanese, French, and Italian restaurants.  We went to the Italian restaurant, "Sakanoue Restaurant" on this day.  

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