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Kyu-Furukawa Gardens
Kyu-Furukawa Gardens

Attractions

Kyu-Furukawa Gardens 旧古河庭園

How to Get There

  • Kaminakazato Sta. | 7 mins on foot
  • Keihin-Tohoku Line
  • Nishigahara Sta. | 7 mins on foot
  • Nanboku Line
  • Komagome Sta. | 12 min on foot
  • JR Yamanote Line

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A captivating garden bridging Japan and the West

Once the residence of the Meiji era politician Mutsu Munemitsu (1844—1897), the Kyu-Furukawa Gardens is now a popular metropolitan park open to the public. The park is separated into two main sections, the upper half features a western style villa and rose garden, and the lower half has a Japanese garden and Shinji-ike pond, shaped like the Japanese kanji character for “heart”.

Located on the garden grounds is a western style house designed by English architect Josiah Conder, the same man behind the Nikolai-do Orthodox Cathedral. Just following World War II this building was temporarily used by the British Embassy as a dormitory.

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Opening Hours

  • 9:00-17:00 Mon-Sun
  • Operates irregular/seasonal opening hours
  • Last admission: 16:30

Price

Adults

¥150

Discounts available for students, senior citizens

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Facility Info

  • Restrooms | smoking area
  • Japanese | English | Chinese (simplified/traditional) | Korean | Spanish | French
  • accessible restrooms | baby changing facilities | wheelchair loan

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