Rikugien Garden

Rikugien Garden (六義園) has to be one of our favourite Japanese gardens in Tokyo.  It’s got it all; cherry blossoms, autumn colors, a reasonably priced tea house, stunning lake and lots of interesting paths to take.

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How to get there

From Shinjuku station, take the Yamanote line (green JR line) to Komagome station (16 mins, 170 yen).

From Tokyo station, take the Yamanote line (green JR line) to Komagome station (18 mins, 170 yen).


Opening times: 9am to 5pm (closed around New Year’s)

Cost: Adults 300 yen, Children free

English Website


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Published by Matthew Baxter

Matthew Baxter is a British travel author who lived in New Zealand and Japan for many years. Having traveled across these countries, without much money, he has built up an extensive knowledge of budget travel, and also worked at many leading tourism companies in both countries. He also writes professionally for several websites and publications, such as the GaijinPot, All About and the Japan National Tourist Association. Those heading to Taiwan should check out his new site, Taiwanna Travel.