Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens

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Construction on these gardens was started during the early Edo period in the year 1629 by Yorifusa, the founder of the Mito Tokugawa family, as the gardens for his spare residence (which later became his main mansion in Edo). They were completed in the lifetime of Mitsukuni, the second Mito Tokugawa feudal lord. The gardens are composed of artificial hills and ponds circled by paths. Mitsukuni referred to the opinions of Ming China Confucian Shu Shunsui when constructing the gardens, which are inspired by famous Chinese locations (such as the half-moon shaped bridge and West Lake bank). The name “Korakuen” was also inspired by Shunsui, giving the gardens a Chinese-style feeling.

Detailed information

Basic information


1-6-6 Koraku


Postal code:112-0004

Contact information

Website:Tokyo Metropolitan Park Association( External link )


By train:3 minutes by foot from Iidabashi Station on the Toei Oedo Line
8 minutes by foot from Iidabashi Station on the JR Sobu Line
8 minutes by foot from Iidabashi Station on the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line/Yurakucho Line/Namboku Line
8 minutes by foot from Korakuen Station on the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line/Namboku Line


Viewing spots/floors |

Cultural Properties

National Designated Cultural Properties | Tokyo Designated Cultural Properties | Tokyo Designated Historical Ruins/Historical Sites/Places of Scenic Beauty |

Other services

Experience programs


Observation programs


Facility information

Toilet facilities available | Restaurant facilities | Smoking area |

Foreign language pamphlets

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

Universal design

  • Automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Medical services/first-aid
  • Urinal with handrail
  • Western-style toilet with handrail
  • Diaper changing area
  • Wheelchair rental
  • Floor height difference in facility
  • Steep slope in facility

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