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Updated: April 2, 2018

Happo-en 八芳園

1-1-1 Shirokanedai, Minato-ku, Tokyo

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.

How to Get There

  • Shirokanedai Station | Exit 2 | 1 min on foot
    Namboku Line | Mita Line
  • Meguro Station | East Exit
    JR lines
  • Take the Keikyu Line and get off at Shinagawa Station. Take the bus that leaves from the Takanawa Exit and get off at the Shirokane-shogakko-mae stop (1 minute by foot).

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Opening Hours

  • 10:00-22:00 Mon-Sun
    Operates irregular/seasonal hours


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Facility Info

  • Restrooms | Dining facilities | Smoking area | WiFi | Parking |
  • Japanese | English |
  • Japanese | English |
  • Elevator | Disabled parking | Automatic doors | Handrails | Wheelchair ramp | Escalator | Accessible restrooms | Baby changing facilities | ostomate restrooms | Wheelchair loan | Breast feeding room |

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