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Updated: October 1, 2019

Kyu-Furukawa Gardens 旧古河庭園

1 Nishigahara, Kita City, Tokyo

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

  • Kami-Nakazato StationKeihin-Tohoku Line7 min on foot

Contact

Opening Hours

  • 9:00-17:00
    MondaysTuesdaysWednesdaysThursdaysFridaysSaturdaysSundays

    *Changes depending on the season and/or time period

Price

General admission: 150 yen

Facility Info

  • RestroomsSmoking areas
  • JapaneseEnglishChinese (simplified)KoreanSpanishFrench
  • Multi-purpose toiletDiaper changing facilitiesWheelchair loan

For updated information on opening hours, closings, prices, and more, please check the official website or ask the facility directly.

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