“Healing power” spots – Seven recommended gardens in Tokyo where you can enjoy wonderful views

06.January.2018 | FEATURES / SPOT

The year is coming to an end and I assume that many of you are searching for places with “healing powers.” In this article, I will introduce to you some gardens where you can enjoy superb views and feel refreshed.

 

Kyu Shiba Rikyu Garden (Hamamatsucho)

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This garden is located near Hamamatsucho Station and is close to Haneda Airport and Tokyo Tower. It is known as a former Daimyo’s Garden, or imperial garden of the early Edo period, along with Koishikawa Kōrakuen Garden. Part of the charm of the garden is the large pond in the middle where people can walk around to appreciate the serene surroundings. The garden itself feels cemented in history and is a popular spot visited by company workers on their break, as well as by tourists.

Detailed information: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/47786

 

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Kyu Shiba Rikyu Garden

Address: 1st Street, Minato-ku Kaigan, Tokyo

Business hours: 9:00 to 17:00 (last entrance – 16:30)

Fixed holiday: Year’s end and New Year’s holidays

TEL:03-3434-4029

URL:https://www.tokyo-park.or.jp/park/format/index029.html

 

 

Koichikawa Korakuen (Iidabashi)

I would like to introduce to you Koishikawa Korakuen which is designated as the national beauty spot/historical site. The nearest stations are Iidabashi, Korakuen and Suidobashi. You can enjoy beautiful views while enjoying sceneries of shrines and temples. It is recommended that you walk around this garden since it is close to the stations noted above.

 

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Koishikawa Korakuen

Address: 1st Street, Koraku, Bunkyoku, Tokyo

Opening hour: 9:00 to 17:00 (last entrance – 16:30)

Fixed holiday: Year’s end and New Year’s holidays (12,29 to 1,1,2018)

TEL:03-3811-3015

URL:https://www.tokyo-park.or.jp/park/format/about030.html

 

 

Rikugien (Komagome)

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This garden was created by a servant of the historical figure Tsunayoshi Tokugawas and is known as one of the two most famous daimyo (Japanese vassal lord) gardens created in the Edo Period. The garden is designated as a national beauty spot. Many trees are planted inside the vast, bright garden and you can enjoy the beautiful scenery both in autumn and winter. The closest station is Komagome Station.

 

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Rikugien

Address: 6th Street, Honkomagome, Bunkyoku, Tokyo

Open hours: 9:00 to 17:00 (last entrance – 16:30)

Fixed holidays: Year’s end and New Year holidays (12,29 to 01,01,2018)

TEL:03-3941-2222

URL:https://www.tokyo-park.or.jp/park/format/about031.html

 

 

Shinjuku Gyoen (Shinjuku)

Shinjuku Gyoen is a park/garden which you can visit on foot from Shinjuku Station. It is very popular with tourists. In this garden surrounded by nature located in the center of Tokyo, you can enjoy a wonderful time while watching the tall buildings of Shinjuku. You can use this garden for family outings, picnics with friends or as a date spot.

 

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Shinjuku Gyoen

Address: 11, Naitocho, Shinjukuku, Tokyo

Opening hour: 9:00 to 16:00 (last entrance – 16:00, the garden closes at 16:30)

Fixed holidays: Monday (Tuesday will become holiday when Monday is a national holiday), Year’s end and New Year’s holidays (12,29 to 01,03)

TEL:03(3341)1461

URL:http://fng.or.jp/shinjuku/

 

 

Otaguro Park (Ogikubo)

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The closest station is Ogikubo Station. This Japanese garden is a spot where you can enjoy a comfortable, Japanese-style atmosphere. Observing the different expressions of the trees throughout the year is a charm point of this park. The place is gathering popularity among local residents as a “healing spot.”

 

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Otaguro Park

Address, 33-12, 3rd Street, Ogikubo, Suginamiku

Opening hours; 9:00 to 5:00 (last entrance – 16:30)

Fixed holidays: Year’s end and New Year’s holidays (12,29 to 01,01)

TEL:03-3398-5814

URL:

http://www.city.suginami.tokyo.jp/shisetsu/kouen/02/ogikubo/1007133.html

 

 

Mukojima Hyakkaen (Mukojima)

The closet stations are Mukojima Station and Hikibune Station. This botanical garden was created by an antique dealer during the Edo Period and has a different atmosphere than Koishikawa Korakuen and Rikugien since it was created based on the local culture of the Edo Period. You can view Sky Tree from the garden.

 

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Mukosjima Hyakkaen

Address: 3rd Street, Higashi Mukojima, Sumidaku, Tokyo

Open hours: 9:00 to 17:00 (last entrance – 16:30)

Fixed holidays: Year’s end and New Year’s holidays (12,29 to 01,03,2018)

TEL:03-3611-8705

URL:https://www.tokyo-park.or.jp/park/format/about032.html

 

 

 

Kiyosumi Garden (Kiyosumi Shirakawa)

The building inside the garden used to be the compound of a wealthy merchant living during the Edo Period and the garden became a “kaiyu-shiki rinten” (circuit-style woods and pond). It has a fountain and a small mountain. It is a famous garden which was designated as a beauty spot in Tokyo. The closest garden is Kiyosumi Shirakawa Station.

 

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Kiyosumi Garden

Address: 2nd/3rd Street, Kiyosumi, Kotoku, Tokyo

Open hours: 9:00 to 17:00 (last entrance – 16:30)

Fixed holidays: Year’s end and New Year’s holidays (12,29 to 01,01,2018)

TEL:03-3641-5892

URL:https://www.tokyo-park.or.jp/park/format/about033.html

 

 

How did you like our introduction to “healing spots” in Tokyo? Why not visit these beautiful Japanese gardens and come away refreshed and healed?

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