This garden used to be the shogun’s duck hunting grounds, but now it’s an enormous stroll garden that’s beautiful in every season. Famous for its plum orchard, mid-late Feb) and cosmos (mid-late Sep) cherry blossoms, (late-Mar to early Apr), wisteria & peonies (late Apr to early May), & autumn leaves (mid-late Nov).
Hours: 9:30 – 17:00
Open: Every day except Dec 31 – Jan 1.
Bonus attraction: If you arrive or depart at the Hamamatsucho JR station, stroll down to the very end on the Shibuya-bound side, to see the best dressed nude statue in all of Tokyo
Here’s more to do in the neighborhood, while you’re there:
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