Nov/20 - Dec/12, 2019 Autumn Illumination at Rikugien Gardens3.9
from 11/20 '19 to 12/12 '19
Rikugien Garden is one of the Tokyo's most beautiful Japanese gardens along with Koishikawa Korakuen.
It is a strolling garden built in Edo Period(around 1700) for the 5th Tokugawa Shogun, and features a large central pond surrounded by islands, hills, and forests.
The Rikugien Garden is known as one of the best spots for autumn foliage viewing. From around late-November, approximately 560 trees including 400 Japanese maple, wax, and ginkgo trees are turning red and yellow.
Also between Nov.20 - Dec.12, trees are illuminated at night. Glimmering red and yellow leaves are reflected on the pond, and you can enjoy the romantic and fantastic view which is different from daytime.
Dates : November 20 - December 12, 2019
Hours : 9:00 - 21:00 (last entry : 20:30)
Light-up : sunset - 21:00
Admission Fee : 300 yen; Seniors (65 and older): 150 yen
*Free entry for primary school children or younger and junior high school students living or attending school in Tokyo
Access : a 7-min walk from Komagome Station on JR Yamanote Line
11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
60 minutes, cancelled in bad weather
Meeting place: In front of the Garden Office
Purposeeasily accessible,night view,autumn foliage,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Komagome sta. (about 400m) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
5.0in the last week
This garden is gorgeous, as expected. Come first thing in the morning for the best photos. We arrived at 9:30 am and it was quite peaceful with few tourists. By the time we left at 11:30, the tour groups were flooding the gardens.
We visited at the peak of the fall color season. It was cold because the sun was hidden behind clouds but this made for excellent photos. The garden is small enough to stroll the entire thing in an hour but I love how there's something new to see around every corner and it even looks different if you go the opposite direction.
5.0a month ago
Really loved this park in the middle of residential area. 300 yen to get in for adults. They had discounts for seniors and kids. They had annual pass for 1200 yen, which is a good deal if you live close by. I wish the cafe inside was less crowded and relaxing. But all the nature was so beautiful.
5.0a week ago
Very beautiful garden arranged around a pretty big pond which I would call a lake already. In short walking distance of the JR circle line. Entrance is ¥400 and there are several tea houses and street food stalls available which I haven't seen in any other garden. Be prepared for mud after a rainy day. I saw many women in heels or white sneakers ... Not appropriate ;). You'll get some red maple trees but it is not an autumn garden in particular.
5.0in the last week
Loved this garden to bits. Beautiful layout. Lake surrounding lovely trees. The autumn colours are mesmerising. The little tea house was a warm welcome to a cool and wet day. Highly recommended
5.0a month ago
Amazing place, it is quite big and very well maintained, a lot of birds and fish to look at, there are a couple of spots to stop for a snack or tea, bathrooms are clean. The staff is good at English and also very friendly, we answered a survey and got a postal as souvenir. There are also brochures in different languages with touristic information. The place is quiet and peaceful, we loved it.