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There are so many gardens in Tokyo, but especially if you are interested in flowers, I recommend flower garden …

There are so many gardens in Tokyo, but especially if you are interested in flowers, I recommend flower garden to visit. Mukojima Hyakkaen Garden is one of flower gardens in Tokyo. Hyakka literary has over 100 kind flowers. There are over 1500 trees and flowers which bloom in each season. It is registered as the national scenic beauty and historical assets. It was used to be a plum gardens, but today many flowers which mostly related with Japanese or Chinese poem. The flowers of this garden blooms all through a year, so you can always enjoy blossoms.

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Especially, the tunnel of Hagi is very famous in this garden. This flower garden was built in the early 19th century, when Edo’s urban culture was at its peak. This was created by Kiku Sahara, a former antique dealer. With the help of his friends in literary circles, he was able to develop a privately-operated flower garden at Mukojima, the site of mansion belonging to the Taga Clan, the former retainers of the shogun. There, people were able to view a variety of flowering plants and trees.

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This garden is not a luxurious garden in the grand scale, of say a European garden, but is a small wild garden in the middle of the frantic metropolis of Tokyo. However this is the only garden of its kind left from the Edo period. It is amusing to find that all the weeds in the garden are Japanese. Mukoujima-Hyakkaen is a good place to see ordinary traditional Tokyo and to enjoy the atmosphere of Shitamachi. Interesting? Please check it out!

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Station

Higashimukojima

Price

150yen

Open

9AM~5PM