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2017/07/21 柳澤吉保於元祿8年1695年獲五代將軍德川綱吉賜予這塊地之後耗費7年歲月修建了「迴遊式山泉水庭園」。因地處平坦的武藏野的一隅修建庭園時挖水池、建山再把千川上水的水引過來建成大泉水。景觀優美，引人入勝。Rikugien Gardens in Tokyo is a circuit style daimyo garden with hills and ponds, it is one of the famous cultural heritage gardens.
I fell in love with Japanese gardens on my recent two-week trip there, and this was my favorite one. It is a little off-the-beaten-path, but it is well worth the quick train ride to get there. We went early in the morning, and were practically...More
What a beautiful and maintained garden. A lovely mix of people walking through here too. All very respectful. A little gem in the heart of Tokyo. Me and my wife dipped in here one morning on our honeymoon recently. What a great way to start...More
Perfect Japanese tranquility. Had trouble getting there as the signage was poor. Good signage when you get off the train and then it sort of disappears. Get there in the morning before the crowds. Started to get busy around midday. A lovely tea room/kiosk. Lake...More
Perfect place to rest my feet and mind on the last day of my two week trip, even on a rainy day. Fish and turtles on the ponds to watch.
An oasis of calm and beauty in north west Tokyo. Stunningly beautiful. Almost no one there except for a few artists [read: no tour groups]. A bit off the beaten path, although still a busy part of Tokyo. One can stroll, sit or just enjoy...More
Spent a lovely morning wandering around these lovely gardens that go back to 1720. It's one of those places that you could go back to again and again and see something new each time. I visited mid-April and it wasn't in full bloom, but was...More
Rikugi-en is an ancient garden built in 1702 by feudal lord Yanagisawa Yoshiyasu. It is tucked away in the Komagome/Bunkyo-ku district. While mentioned as a Top Sight by Lonely Planet, it doesn't appear to be heavily visited. But, it's well worth going out of your...More
We spent nearly 2 hours at the Rikugien Garden. It is beatiful. Visited in early March, just before cherry blossoms, and it was still beautiful. It is a large park and is well maintained. There is a cost of 300 Yen per person to enter...More
Yet one more beautiful garden. This one has some really nice woodland glades to wander through with dappled sunlight and magnificent trees. The garden is relatively small but you can easily spend a couple of hours there even if you don't sit and wonder at...More