Located a few steps away from Tokyo Dome City, is one of two surviving Edo period clan gardens in modern Tokyo, and one of the oldest in the capital city. Coming here to observe all four seasons of the year is a must, and though is in the middle of Tokyo, is so spacious one can find itself alone in any of the manys sceneries of the garden.

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River crossing Koishikawa Korakuen Garden.

A place to enjoy
The meaning behind the name Korakuen is to enjoy afterwards. The origin comes from a Chinese poem. As many other gardens around Japan, inside the grounds of the garden are different landscapes represented, both from Japanese and Chinese scenery. The many trails of Korakuen leads to all other areas and viewpoints, connected by stone paths, bridges and so. Only when one rises its head is reminded that the place is surrounded by modern Tokyo. During my residence in Shinjuku, Koishikawa Korakuen garden was one of my favorite places to stop by after a good road workout. Simply to catch my breath drinking tea and observing the garden in one of the rest spots.

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Tokyo Dome is on view from Koishikawa Korakuen Garden.

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Enjoying Momiji in Koishikawa Korakuen Garden.

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Koishikawa Korakuen Garden.

How to get there
From JR Chuo Line, stop at either Iidabashi station or Suidobashi station, only a 5-10 minute walk to the garden entrance. On Subway, the Tozai, Yurakucho, Namboku and Oedo Subway Lines, from Iidabashi station. The entrance fee is only ¥300 and opening hours are from 9AM to 5PM. Access.

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One of the many stone paths in Koishikawa Korakuen Garden.

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Enjoying Momiji in Koishikawa Korakuen Garden.

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Koishikawa Korakuen Garden.

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