Name: Kiyosumi Gardens
Location: 3-3-9 Kiyosumi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0024
How to get there:
Toei O-edo Line and Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line, Kiyosumi-shirakawa Sta. (3 minutes on foot)
*No parking available
Inquiry: Kiyosumi Garden Office (Japanese) 03-3641-5892
Hours: Open from 9:00 to 17:00 (Entry until 16:30)
Closed: Year-end holidays (December 29 to January 1)
Entrance fee: ?\150 (Persons 65 and over: ?\70)
(No charge for primary school children or younger, and junior high school students living or attending school in Tokyo)
*20% discount for groups of 20 persons or more.
Related facilities: Ryotei (Japanese tea house), Taisho Memorial Museum (separate entry charge required)
Excerpt from the Tokyo Metropolitan Park Association’s history of the gardens:
In 1878, the founder of Mitsubishi, Iwasaki Yataro, chose this property to use a garden for the enjoyment of his employees and entertainment of important guests. After the design and construction phases ended, the garden opened in 1880 under the name of “Fukagawa Shimbokuen.” In later years, the waters of the Sumidagawa were brought into the grounds to make the pond. Hills and waterless waterfalls were constructed and famous rocks from all over Japan were brought in to embellish the garden. The garden was completed in the Meiji Period and developed into a famous strolling-style tree-filled design centered around a large pond. On March 31, 1979 this garden was designated as Tokyo Metropolitan Place of Scenic Beauty.
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