≪Autumn Leaves Viewing Spot≫ Kyu-Furukawa Gardens
The Japanese garden and the Western garden are in perfect harmony
This garden was designed using the slope of the Musashino Highland and the contiguous lower area. The Western-style residence was built on a small hill. The Western portion of the garden was located on the slope and, on the lower level of the grounds, the Japanese garden was created. This property was originally the location of the residence of a famous Meiji Period notable, Mutsu Munemitsu. However, when his second son was adopted into the Furukawa family, it became the property of the Furukawa family (The buildings from the previous era no longer exist).
The currently existing western-style residence and garden was designed by the English architect, Josiah Condor (1852 to 1920), who, over the last part of the Meiji Period and first part of the Taisho Period designed the Rokumeikan, the Nicolai Cathedral, the historic Iwasaki western-style residence, etc., and made many contributions to the development of architecture in Japan. Ogawa Jihei, alias Niwashi-Ueji (1860 to 1933), a designer of Japanese gardens from Kyoto, created the Japanese garden renowned for its beauty that matched the level of the residence.
The leaves of wax tree on the bank of the Shinji-ike Pond begin to turn red and gradually the garden becomes the landscape of autumn. You can watch colorful autumn leaves of maple in the Japanese garden from the viewing platform.
|≪Autumn Leaves Viewing Spot≫ Kyu-Furukawa Gardens
|Around late November – Around early December *Average year
|You can visit the 1st floor of the Western-style building. (10:30-16:30, Admission fee: 400 yen)
Please check the official website of the Otani Art Museum for closed days. (Japanese only)
|9:00 – 17:00
*Last admission until 16:30.
|General 150 yen
65 years of age or older 70 yen
*No charge for primary school children or younger, and junior high school students living or attending school in Tokyo.
|Service Center (Admission ticket counter)
How to use
|1-27-39 Nishigahara, Kita-ku, Tokyo