This is my favorite garden in Tokyo.
It’s big enough to spend an hour meandering through the glades and is especially known for its oh-so-Japanese bridges.
And it’s lovely in every season, with all the flowers made famous by haiku taking their turns.
In December – March, If you’re lucky, it will snow while you’re in Tokyo. Get on a train to Korakuen as soon as the flakes begin to stick – you won’t be disappointed!
Hours: 9:00 – 17:00
Open: Every day except 12/29-1/3
Here’s more to do in the neighborhood, while you’re there:
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Jonelle Patrick is the author of five novels set in Japan
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