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Updated: September 26, 2018

Autumn Leaves Illumination at Rikugien Gardens 紅葉と大名庭園のライトアップ

Rikugien Garden, 6-16-3 Honkomagome, Bunkyo City, Tokyo
2018-11-17 - 2018-12-9

Rikugien Gardens is a classic example of an Edo period feudal lord's garden. Built by Yanagisawa Yoshiyasu, secretariat member to the fifth Tokugawa shogun (general) Tsunayoshi, the garden's various natural elements are arranged to reflect famous scenes from waka poetry. The government declared the garden a Special Place of Scenic Beauty in 1953.

Famous in Tokyo for its stunning displays of autumn foliage, Rikugien hosts a special illumination event every year. The contrast of the leaves against the dark night sky makes their colors seem even more vibrant than in the daytime. You definitely won't want to miss this side of the gardens.

As a safety precaution, some parts of the garden are closed to visitors after 16:30.


Opening Hours

  • See official website/local tourist information office


General admission: ¥300

Seniors (65 and older): ¥150 Children (12 and younger); students attending junior high school in Tokyo: Free

Facility Info

  • Japanese | English | Chinese (simplified) | Chinese (traditional) | Korean | Spanish | French |
  • Accessible restrooms | Baby changing facilities | Wheelchair loan | Breast feeding room |

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