Nov/20 - Dec/12, 2019 Autumn Illumination at Rikugien Gardens

Sightseeing information about Nov/20 - Dec/12, 2019 Autumn Illumination at Rikugien Gardens in Japan.


Nov/20 - Dec/12, 2019 Autumn Illumination at Rikugien Gardens3.9

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 from 11/20 '19 to 12/12 '19

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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

Guided Tours
11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
60 minutes, cancelled in bad weather
Meeting place: In front of the Garden Office
Fee: Free

Purposeeasily accessible,night view,autumn foliage,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Komagome sta. (about 400m) Google Transit

Reviews

5.02 weeks ago

$3 entry fee for adults. Closes at 5pm. Super cute and actually rather large inside. There are multiple wooded trails to take and wonder through the back of the garden; where there are bridges and waterfalls. Very Japanese aesthetic and authentic. Small snack resturant and tea house inside. I will definately go back. Able to quickly see most of it in 45 mins. But you will want to spend more time here leisurely walking. Flowers abloom... hydrangeas and others! Walk along the way back to the station is nice...lots of small quaint local shops. It's a must!

4.02 months ago

Best time to see:

Mid-March to mid-April

Rikugien's main highlight and symbol is its weeping cherry tree, 15 meters high and 20 meters wide; seeing its light pink petals flowing and floating down like a waterfall is truly a sight to behold. Its limited-time light-up is also beautiful.

5.06 months ago

Absolutely stunning gardens. Beautiful, well-maintained landscaping with cheerful staff and accessibility for english speakers. ¥300 adult entrance at time of my visit. AWESOME little tea house near the lake offers snacks and drinks... in both Japanese and English. All in all, if I lived within the area, I'd be in this park all year round (annual passes offered for sale, as well).

5.08 months 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.

5.02 weeks ago

Amazing garden. There’s splendid pond in the center.