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Updated: April 4, 2019

Spring at Rikugien Gardens: Azaleas in a Feudal Lord's Garden 春の六義園~大名庭園でつつじを楽しむ~

6-16-3 Komagome, Bunkyo City, Tokyo
Mid April 2020 - Early May 2020

In the late 1600s, azaleas became a horticultural trend throughout Edo (the former name of Tokyo), with the Rikugien Gardens in the Somei neighborhood of Komagome at the heart of this trend. In these gardens, many azalea varieties that were planted back then still remain to this day.

Special guided tours and panels explaining azalea horticulture in the past are available during the blooming season. Enjoy the beauty of the gardens, along with an opportunity to learn about their history. Warm spring sunshine adds a perfect touch to the bright red and purple displays at Rikugien.

How to Get There

  • Komagome Station | 7 min on foot
    JR Yamanote Line
  • Komagome Station | 7 min on foot
    Namboku Line
  • Sengoku Station | 10 min on foot
    Mita Line



Opening Hours

  • 9:00–17:00 (last entry 16:30)


Adults: 300 yen. Ages 65 and older: 150 yen.

Facility Info

  • Restrooms | Dining facilities |
  • Japanese | English | Chinese (simplified) | Chinese (traditional) | Korean | French |
  • Baby changing facilities | Wheelchair loan | Breast feeding room |

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