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Well laid out gardens with species named in Latin and some in English. Not as interesting for me as other gardens as no water features and the emphasis is on growing beds etc rather than trying to achieve great scenic views. There are some fabulous...More
It has some 4,000 different plant species under cultivation on it's 40-acre site in Tokyo. Among it's most notable outdoor collections are camellias, cherries, maples, Japanese primroses, bonsai trees and alpine plants. Very nice and relaxing.
The most positive comment for this place is that it is not crowded during cherry blossom season while the cherry trees look unavoidably amazing.
Apart from cherry trees, there are a lot of kinds of trees in the garden. Therefore, you will love this place...More
Not to be confused with the Koishikawa Garden adjacent to Tokyo Dome, in Korakoen, which is a must visit. This botanical garden is run by the University of Tokyo as a place to contribute to research & education of plant sciences. So, if you have...More
I visited Rikugien and Kyu-Furukawa before going to this garden and I was disappointed, perhaps my expectations were too high since the other two gardens were great. This is a large garden with many large and mature trees. There was very little color other than...More
Koishikawa Botanical Garden is a beautiful garden which is somewhat off usual tourist trails. It's especially gorgeous during the cherry blossom season. Very enjoyable and well worth a visit. Admission fee is 400 yen.
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Ikebukuro is an area of massive development. Several thousand tenants occupy two giant department stores and shopping malls, where all sorts of shopping and gourmet foods can be enjoyed. The 60-story building at the east entrance of the station, Sunshine City, is a landmark within Ikebukuro and features an aquarium, planetarium, theme park as well as an observation platform. The popular name for the western side of
this area is "Otome Road" (Maiden Road) and there are many shops selling products related to anime with a female theme. It has rapidly become the worldwide headquarters for ‘otaku’ or geek culture.