≪Cherry Blossom Spots≫ Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens
Weeping cherry tree over 80 years old color the historic garden
It is expected that the cherry blossoms will be in full bloom about 10 days earlier than usual.
In the early Edo Period, in 1629, the founder of the Mito Tokugawa family, Yorifusa, maintained a separate Edo residence, the garden of which was completed during the reign of the second clan ruler, Mitsukuni. This garden features a central pond and hills, making it perfect for a stroll. When Mitsukuni set about constructing the garden, he incorporated some concepts of the Chinese Confucian scholar Shushunsui of the Ming dynasty, including a garden reproduction of Seiko Lake (China), a “Full Moon Bridge (Engetsu-kyo bridge)” and other features with cultural origins in China.
There are five weeping cherry trees in the garden, and especially the weeping cherry tree with age of 80 years or more standing in front of the entrance is particularly beautiful.
In addition, weeping cherry trees blooming along path towards Oigawa, Somei Yoshino trees blooming like enclosing Daisensui color the garden.
|Event Name||≪Cherry Blossom Spots≫ Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens|
|Venue||Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens|
|Dates||Around late March – Around early April ※Average year|
|Open Hours||9:00 – 17:00
*Last admission until 16:30.
General 300 yen
65 years of age or older 150 yen
*No charge for primary school children or younger, and junior high school students living or attending school in Tokyo.
|Free Wi-Fi||Service Center (Admission ticket counter)|
|Address||1-6-6 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo|