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Kiyosumi Gardens


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△ Enjoyable
◎ Beautiful
◎ Relaxing
○ Unique
◎ Japanese

TRY JAPAN recommends ...

1: to see the landscape with a large pond in the center
2: to see elegant stones from all over Japan


The Japanese Garden that has great stones in Japan

If you visit Kiyosumi Gardens, you can view a beautiful scenery of Japanese circuit garden.

Historically, Yataro Iwasaki (1835-1885), Founder of Mitsubishi Group, had the site in 1878 and "Fukagawa Shinbokuen Garden" opened in 1880. It was Fukagawa Villa of old Iwasaki Family, while Kyu-Iwasaki-Tei Gardens was their main residence, Rikugien Gardens was their Komagome Villa, and Tonogayato Gardens was their Tonogayato Villa.

This garden is selected as Place of Scenic Beauty of Tokyo Metropolis. It became one of the best Japanese circuit gardens in Meiji period (1868-1912) after elegant stones were sent from all over Japan.

There is a large pond in the center. You can see carps, turtles and birds along with several islands. Walking around the pond, you can view changing scenery. In particular, you can look at a beautiful scenery of Ryo-Tei House from the opposite side of the pond. Also, you can move to islands and look around the garden from the islands in the pond.

You can find many exquisite stones including stones of Shikinejima island in Izu reason. It seems that stones at the shore of the pond make the scenery of this garden more attractive.

Moreover, you can see the miniature hill called Mr. Fuji, "Isowatari" stones on the shore of the pond, and the stone tablet with a famous haiku, "An old pond, a frog jumps in, the sound of water," by Basho Matsuo (1644-1694).

It opened in 1932. It is a small public garden of Tokyo Metropolis at residential area in Kiyosumi-Shirakawa, Koto City, Tokyo. Its nearest station is Kiyosumi-Shirakawa station.

Event Information

"New Year Holidays with Feeling at Downtown"
from January 2, 2018 (Tuesday) to January 3, 2018 (Wednesday)

Finished Event Information

"Opening Hour Extension during Golden Week"
from April 29, 2015 (Wednesday, National Holiday) to May 6, 2015 (Wednesday, Substitute Holiday)
*Opening Hour is Extended until 18:00 (Last Entry: 17:30).

"Play with Irises"
from June 13, 2015 (Saturday) to June 21, 2015 (Sunday)

"Experience of Japanese Culture: Let's Touch "Japanese Culture" at Garden of Cultural Property"
July 5, 2015 (Sunday)

"Tanabata Decorations -Your Wishes on a Strip of Paper-"
from June 27, 2015 (Saturday) to July 7, 2015 (Tuesday)

"Autumn Event: Traditional Skills Observation ~Yukitsuri~"
November 23, 2015 (Monday, National Holiday)

"Special Guidance Garden Walk with Director of the Center"
November 27, 2015 (Friday)

"New Year Holidays with Feeling at Downtown"
from January 2, 2016 (Saturday) to January 3, 2016 (Sunday)

"Opening Hour Extension during Golden Week"
from April 29, 2016 (Friday, National Holiday) to May 8, 2016 (Sunday)
*Opening Hour is Extended until 18:00 (Last Entry: 17:30).

"Play with Irises"
from June 11, 2016 (Saturday) to June 19, 2016 (Sunday)

"Tanabata Decorations -Write Your Wishes on a Strip of Paper-"
from June 25, 2016 (Saturday) to July 7, 2016 (Thursday)

"Experience of Japanese Culture"
October 10, 2016 (Monday, National Holiday)

"Autumn Event"
from November 12, 2016 (Saturday) to November 20, 2016 (Sunday)

"Traditional Skills Observation ~Yukitsuri~"
November 23, 2016 (Wednesday, National Holiday)

"New Year Holidays with Feeling at Downtown"
from January 2, 2017 (Monday, Substitute Holiday) to January 3, 2017 (Tuesday)

"Opening Hour Extension during Golden Week"
from April 29, 2017 (Saturday, National Holiday) to May 7, 2017 (Sunday)
*Opening Hour is Extended until 18:00 (Last Entry: 17:30).

"Traditional Skills Tour: Midoritsumi (The work of trimming of fresh buds that have yet to send out leaves)"
May 7, 2017 (Sunday)

"Play with Irises"
from June 3, 2017 (Saturday) to June 16, 2017 (Friday)

"Tanabata Decorations -Write Your Wishes on a Strip of Paper-"
from June 24, 2017 (Saturday) to July 7, 2017 (Friday)

"Experience of Japanese Culture"
October 9, 2017 (Monday, National Holiday)

"History Introduction Exhibition of Tokyo Metropolitan Garden related to Iwasaki Family: Things that Iwasaki Family Left"
from November 11, 2017 (Saturday) to November 19, 2017 (Sunday)

"Traditional Skills Tour: Matsu-no- Yukitsuri (Pine Snow Hanging)"
November 23, 2017 (Thursday, National Holiday)


Necessary Time
It is estimated that it is about 45 minutes in a regular pace, about 30 minutes in a hurried pace, and about 1 hour in a slow pace.

Opening Hour
This garden opens from 9:00 to 17:00 (last entry: 16:30). Opening hour is temporarily extended during golden week, event period and so on.

Closed Day
This garden is closed on year-end and new year holiday from December 29 to January 1.

Admissions Fee
It is 150-yen for junior high school students outside Tokyo and over and 70-yen for those aged 65 and over. It is free for elementary school students and under. It is also free for junior high school students that live and go to school in Tokyo. It is free on Green Day of May 4 and Tokyo Citizens Day of October 1.

It takes about 3 minutes from Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Station on foot.

Nearest Railway Station
◎ Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Station (Tokyo Metro: Hanzomon Line)
◎ Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Station (Toei Subway: Oedo Line)

Fellow Travelers
◎ Alone
◎ With Friends
◎ With Significant Other
◎ With Family
○ With Children

Name in English
Kiyosumi Gardens

Name in Roman Letters
Kiyosumi Teien

Name in Japanese

3-3-9, Kiyosumi, Koto City, Tokyo, 135-0024, Japan

Telephone Number



Purpose: Colored Leaf

Purpose: Garden

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