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.
While you’re in Japan, read a novel set in Tokyo!