Mukojima-Hyakkaen Gardens

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These flower gardens were built in the early 19th century, when Edo’s urban culture was at its peak. They were created by Kikuu Sahara, a former antique dealer. With the help of his friends in literary circles, he was able to develop a privately-operated flower garden at Mukojima, the site of mansion belonging to the Taga Clan, the former retainers of the shogun. There, people were able to view a variety of flowering plants and trees.

Opened: July 8, 1939
Area: 10,885.88 m2 (some areas are state-owned property provided under gratuitous loan), gardens: 8,718.52 m2, open park: 2,167.36 m2
Trees: Tall trees: 870, shrubs: 570
Main plants: Japanese apricot, cherry, Japanese bush clover, deutzia, sasanqua, camellia, various wild grasses
Events: Baskets of the seven herbs of spring (January), visits to shrines of the seven gods of good fortune
(January), insect singing (late August), moon viewing (three days around the full moon in mid-autumn)
Facilities: Gathering hall (Onari-zashiki), children’s playground

Detailed information

Basic information

Address

3 Higashi-Mukojima

Sumida-ku

Access

By train:- 8 minutes by foot from Higashi-mukojima Station on the Tobu SKYTREE Line
- 13 minutes by foot from Keisei Hikifune Station on the Keisei Oshiage Line

By bus:Approx. 2- to 3-min. walk from Toei Bus Kameido–Nippori Route (Nippori 22) Hyakkaen-mae bus stop

For

Children | Students | Groups | Couples | Families | Seniors | Seniors |

Views/scenery

Views of the TOKYO SKY TREE | Beautiful evening scenery | Beautiful night scenery | Beautiful starry skies |

Best time to visit/seasonal information

SeptemberMid- - OctoberEarly

Cultural Properties

National Designated Historical Ruins/Historical Sites/Places of Scenic Beauty |

Other services

Experience programs

Available

Observation programs

Available

Facility information

Toilet facilities available |

Foreign language pamphlets

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

Universal design

  • Automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Western-style toilet with handrail
  • Wheelchair rental
  • Floor height difference in facility

Map information

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