≪Autumn Leaves Viewing Spot≫ Rikugien Gardens
One of the best autumn foliage spot in Tokyo
This strolling, mountain and pond-style garden was created based on the theme of Waka poetry in the 15th year of the Genroku Period (1702) by the shogun, Tokugawa Tsunayoshi’s trusted confidante Yanagisawa Yoshiyasu.
This garden is a typical example of the famous gardens of Edo Period. In the Meiji Period, this garden became a second residence of the founder of Mitsubishi, Iwasaki Yataro. Later, in the 13th year of Showa (1938), the Iwasaki family donated this garden to the City of Tokyo, and in Showa 28 (1953) it was designated as a special site of exceptional beauty and an important cultural asset.
In the autumn leaves season, about 560 trees such as Japanese maple, trident maple, ginkgo and wax tree will start to color in everywhere in the garden. Especially, Tsutsuji-chaya is surrounded by many Japanese maple trees, it becomes a splendid scenery.
During the period from November 20th to December 12th, the opening hours are extended, the garden and the autumn foliage are lighted up. A fantastic sight different from daytime spreads.
|Event Name||≪Autumn Leaves Viewing Spot≫ Rikugien Gardens|
|Dates||Around late November – Around early December *Average year|
|Note||During the period from November 20 to December 12, the opening hours will be extended to 21:00. (Last admission until 20:30)|
|Open Hours||9:00 – 17:00
*Last admission until 16:30.
|Admission||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 (Next to the main gate)
How to use
|Address||6-16-3 Honkomagome Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo|