Rikugi-en Garden

The other day CaDs and I decided to explore a little bit the area north from Yamanote line. It is not one of the most interesting areas in Tokyo but there are some places that are worth a visit. We went to Komagome station and walking five minutes out of the station we arrived to Rikugi-en gardens (六義園 ,Google Maps).

The park was built at the end of the 17th century by the fifth Tokugawa shogun and has belonged to the Tokyo townhall since almost one hundred years ago. The design of the gardens emulates the landscapes of other places in Japan, for example, the lake is a representation of the coast in Kamakura. In the center, next to the lake, you can have a matcha with some candy for 500 yen.

Rikugi-en Garden

Rikugi-en Garden

Rikugi-en Garden

Rikugi-en Garden. 駒込

Rikugi-en Garden. 駒込

Rikugi-en Garden. 駒込

Rikugi-en Garden. 駒込

Rikugi-en Garden. 駒込

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Rikugi-en Garden

Rikugi-en Garden

7 Comments
  • disma

    January 27, 2012 at 9:07 am

    i’ve been there last sunday, or saturday …. (i can’t remember), is near my home and it’s a beautiful garden. I take some picture too 😉 http://www.tokyobigpicture.com/japanese-garden-yanaka-ginza-akihabara/ (4,7 and 12 picture). Your picture are better… 😀
    That place, if i understand right, it was the place where the founder of Mitsubishi (Iwasaki Yataro) used to live

  • rebound2000

    January 28, 2012 at 2:02 am

    Love these images, especially the matcha.. thanks for sharing

  • zoomingjapan

    January 28, 2012 at 4:52 am

    Wow, beautiful photos!
    I especially love the last 2!

  • Ἀντισθένης

    January 28, 2012 at 6:54 am

    Me, I like the smiling young woman with grandma…

  • Felneymike

    January 28, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Iii’ve been there, I didn’t really know what it was at the time though, beyond “a park” XD. It was fun to throw bits for the turtles to eat.

  • kirai

    January 30, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Thank you!

    @disma awesome pictures! lucky you. I didn’t know about Mitsubishi, thx!

  • disma

    January 31, 2012 at 8:14 am

    thank you! and thx for the Flickr friendship too!

    I didn’t know that thing about Mr. Mitsubishi too;) I’ve read on the board in the park 😀