Autumn foliage at Rikugien

By kei.sasaki, November 27, 2014


I love Autumn, because I was born in October!
In Japan, it is said that Autumn is the season for good appetite, harvest, reading, and the arts.

I went to Rikugien for watching red and yellow leaves.
Rikugien is often considered Tokyo’s most beautiful Japanese landscape garden.

Rikugien was constructed by Yoshiyasu Yanagisawa on this land given to him by the fifth shogun Tsunayoshi Tokugawa. Yoshiyasu spent seven years from the time he was granted the land in 1695 constructing a garden with paths around artificial hills and a pond.
As it was a flat part of Musashino, he had to dig a pond, build up hills, and bring in water from the Senkawa water supply to fill the pond.

Rikugien reflects the depth of Yoshiyasu’s literary knowledge to form a detailed, tranquil Japanese garden themed based on his interest in poetry.

The garden opening time is 9 am to 5 pm, but they has special occasion will be open up until 9 pm.
And it is illuminated in the night.
Very beautiful.


Illumination Event: 20th Nov – 7th Dec 2014
Address : 6-16-3 Honkomagome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Office Tel: 03-3941-2222
Access : 7-minute walk from Komagome (JR Yamanote line, Nanboku line).
10-minute walk from Sengoku (Mita line).
Open :9 am to 8:30 pm (gates close at 9 pm)
Admission : General: 300 yen, Seniors 65 and older: 150 yen

Rikugien(六義園) URL:


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