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.