Attractions

Happo-en 八芳園

How to Get There

[From Meguro Station] Take the bus from the East Exit of Meguro Station and get off at the Meguro-shogakko-mae stop (1 minute by foot) <Shina 93> Meguro Station -> via Shinagawa Station -> Oi-keibajo [From Shinagawa Station] Take the bus from Shinagawa Station Takanawa Exitand get off at the Shirokanedai-eki-mae stop (1 minute by foot) <Shina 93> Oi-keibajo-mae -> via Shinagawa-eki-mae -> Meguro-eki-mae

Serene gardens and traditional tea ceremonies

Happo-en's traditional gardens and Edo-period (1603–1867) architecture boast all the beauty of more famous Tokyo sites such as Meiji Jingu, with fewer crowds. The well-manicured grounds are home to centuries-old bonsai trees, a koi pond, and cherry trees and fall foliage that make for some of the best seasonal views in the city.

The garden and surrounding facilities are believed to be a residence of 17th century samurai Tadataka Okubo, a close confidante of shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa. Three centuries later, the facility is a popular spot for weddings and banquets, and overseas visitors are welcome to take part in the traditional tea ceremonies offered inside.

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