Fall Evening Illumination at Rikugien Gardens

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Rikugien Gardens is one of the most known daimyo teien (garden of feudal lord) from the Edo Period, built by Yoshiyasu Yanagisawa who was the favorite retainer of the fifth Tokugawa Shogun Tsunayoshi. Designed to reflect famous scenes from waka poems, this ""Tsukiyama-Sensui"" style stroll garden has also been designated as a national scenic beauty since 1953. The gardens are known as one of the best spots for fall foliage viewing. The annual illumination event during the season invites many people who enjoy the beautiful collaboration between the flame of autumn leaves and the illumination throughout this beautiful example of Edo gardens. Be advised that some parts of the gardens may be closed after 17:00 due to security reasons.

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6-16-3 Honkomagome


Rikugien Gardens

Contact information

Name:Rikugien Garden Office

Telephone number:03-3941-2222

Website:Tokyo Metropolitan Park Association—Let’s Go to the Gardens( External link )


Late November 2017 - Mid-December 2017


Not available

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English | Chinese (simplified) | Chinese (traditional) | Korean | French |

Universal design

  • Automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Multi-purpose toilet
  • Diaper changing area
  • Wheelchair rental
  • Nursing room

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