The famous weeping cherry tree and feudal lord’s garden at Rikugien will be lit up from March 16 until April 2. During the night lighting period, the park’s opening hours are extended until 9 PM.
Rikugien was created in 1702 during the Edo Period (1603-1868) by the 5th Tokugawa Shogun. The garden is a strolling garden which features a large pond and a path around it. The 15 meters high and 20 meters wide weeping cherry tree is the symbol of Rikugien gardens.
The chaya tea house in the garden will be open until 8:30 PM as well. It’s a great place to take a rest and view the garden while tasting the matcha and Japanese sweets.
Guided Tour in English!
Rikugien park offers a guided tour in English for free on the 1st and the 3rd Sunday every month. The tour starts at 11 AM and 2 PM. 60 min each. It is canceled when the weather is rough. Reservation is not required and you just need to show up at in front of the service center in time.
March 16 until April 2, 2017
6-16-3 Honkomagome Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
General: 300 yen
Age 65 and older: 150 yen
*Elementary school children and younger are free.
*Jr.High School students residing or studying in Tokyo are free.
Train[Komagome Station] on JR Yamanote Line and Tokyo-metro Nanboku Line (7 minutes walk)
[Sengoku Station] on Toei Subway Mita Line (10 minutes walk)
Top image: Tokyo Metropolitan Park Association