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Updated: April 2, 2018

Kyu-Furukawa Gardens 旧古河庭園

1 Nishigahara, Kita-ku

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.

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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Opening Hours

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




Discounts available for students, senior citizens

Facility Info

  • Restrooms | Smoking area |
  • Japanese | English | Chinese (simplified) | Korean | Spanish | French |
  • Accessible restrooms | Baby changing facilities | Wheelchair loan |

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