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Updated: April 4, 2019
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.
Adults: 300 yen. Ages 65 and older: 150 yen.
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