Koishigawa Korakuen


Koishikawa Korakuen is part of Tokyo’s three great gardens, along with Rikugien and Hamarikyu Gardens. The site spans an area of 17 acres (70,000 square meters) and is the oldest existing daimyo garden. The serene garden is centered around a pond that paints a lovely picture each season with its plum blossoms, cherry buds, irises, and colorful leaves. Moreover, the garden fuses harmoniously with the landscapes of lakes, mountains, and rivers modeled after Lake Saiko in China, Arashiyama in Kyoto, and Kiso River in Nagano. In Japanese garden dialect, it is called ”Borrowed scenery (Shakkei)”. Yet, you will be tickled pink to see the modern white Tokyo Dome from this garden!