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Bureau of Construction
Tokyo Metropolitan Park Association

Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens
Come & Enjoy Autumn!

As autumn deepens in central Tokyo, why not visit the Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens? You can enjoy programs ranging from the Japanese tea ceremony to traditional performances in a setting surrounded by beautiful foliage.

Autumn foliage at the Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens

1. Enjoy an Autumn Day

(1) Date

Tuesday, November 3 (Culture Day)                    

(2) Program

Straw craft-making experience, outdoor tea ceremony  

2. Enjoy Spectacular Foliage

(1) Date

From Saturday, November 21 to Sunday, December 6

(2) Program

Marionette play, tea ceremony, “yukitsuri” winter tree protection, traditional performances, guided tour, plant fair, sale of Mito City specialties


Tokyo Metropolitan Park Association:

Management Section, Park Division, Bureau of Construction:

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About the Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens

A government-designated special historic site and special place of scenic beauty, the Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens was originally the garden of a separate residence of Mito Yorifusa, the founder of the Mito branch of the Tokugawa shogunate clan, constructed in 1629. His son, Mito Mitsukuni, later named the garden "Korakuen (literally, later-fun-garden)," which came from a Chinese saying, "Those in power should worry about the nation earlier than the people do and should have a fun later than the people do."

Opening hours:

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last admission 4:30 p.m.)


From December 29 to January 1


1-6-6 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo


3-minute walk from Iidabashi Station on the Toei Oedo Line
8-minute walk from Iidabashi Station on the JR Line and on the Tozai, Yurakucho, Namboku subway lines
8-minute walk from Korakuen Station on the Marunouchi and Namboku subway lines

*No parking available

Admission fee:

Adult: 300 yen Senior (ages 65+): 150 yen
Primary school age or younger: Free of charge
Junior high school student living or studying in Tokyo: Free of charge


Garden Office (Phone: 03-3811-3015)

Website: External link )

Guided tour (Japanese):

From 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sat, Sun, Mon, and national holidays
Held every day during the “Enjoy Autumn Foliage” period (about 60 minutes)
Participants are asked to assemble at Weeping Cherry Square. Free of charge.

Guided tour (English):

From 10 a.m. on Saturdays (about 60 minutes)
Participants are asked to assemble at Weeping Cherry Square. Free of charge.