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Updated: October 6, 2023
Happo-en's traditional gardens dating back to the Edo period (1603–1867) and its historical buildings 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 can enjoy matcha green tea and traditional sweets at the tea houses.
*Tea house hours are as follows:
Sat./Sun./Mon. 11:00 a.m.– 3:00 p.m.
Varies per establishment
For updated information on opening hours, closings, prices, and more, please check the official website or ask the facility directly.