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Kyu-Furukawa Gardens

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Photo Provided by Kyu-Furukawa Gardens

[Worth Considering!] [Seasonal Special!] [Little-Known Secret] [Nature] [Western Garden] [Japanese Garden] [Circuit Style Garden] [Architecture] [Rose] [Cherry Blossom] [Colored Leaf]

[Seasonal] Rose Flowers Viewing
★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8.0/10.0)

[Seasonal] Cherry Blossoms Viewing
★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8.0/10.0)

[Seasonal] Colored Leaves Viewing
★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8.0/10.0)

[Overall] Sightseeing
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7.0/10.0)

Features
△ Enjoyable
◎ Beautiful
◎ Relaxing
◎ Unique
○ Japanese

TRY JAPAN recommends ...

1: to see rose flowers at western garden (limited seasons only)
2: to see Japanese garden from observatory

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Photo Provided by Kyu-Furukawa Gardens

Garden that has western garden as well as Japanese garden

If you visit Kyu-Furukawa Gardens, you can see not only Japanese garden but also Western garden.

This garden was made in 1919 during Taisho period (1912-1926), when Toranosuke Furukawa (1887-1940) was the third president of Furukawa Group. It is selected as Place of Scenic Beauty of Japan.

After you pass the entrance, you will see Western-style House and Western garden that Josiah Conder (1852-1920) designed. The Western garden consists of French Formal Garden and Italian Renaissance Garden. For your information, Josiah Conder also designed a British-style house in Kyu-Iwasaki-Tei Gardens.

From the observatory near the Western-style House, you will be able to see the magnificent view of Japanese circuit garden that Jihei Ogawa (1860-1933) made in the downhill area. Thare is a large stone lantern around a Shinjiike pond. The sound of water from Otaki Fall has a Japanese atmosphere.

This garden is famous for rose flowers in the Western garden like Jindai Botanical Gardens and Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. You can see rose flowers twice a year, spring and autumn. "Spring Rose Festival" is held from late spring to early summer, and "Autumn Rose Festival" is held in the middle of autumn. In particular, opening hours are extended, thanks to "the Lighten-Up of Spring Rose Flowers and Western-style House" for several days of "Spring Rose Festival."

Also, you will be able to see cherry blossoms around Western-style House in spring and colored leaves of autumn around Japanese garden from late autumn to early winter.

As pay option, you can participate in the tour to see inside Western-style House, while it is necessary to apply in advance by reply postal card as a general rule. Also, matcha green tea is available at a tea house in spring and autumn.

It opened in 1956. It is a public garden of Tokyo Metropolis in Nishigahara, Kita City, Tokyo. Its nearest station is Nishigahara station and so on.

Event Information

"Rose Festival in Autumn"
from October 7, 2017 (Saturday) to October 22, 2017 (Sunday)

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).

"Spring Rose Festival"
from May 9, 2015 (Saturday) to June 7, 2015 (Sunday)
*Thanks to "The Light up of Spring Rose Flowers and Western-style House," this garden opens until 21:00 (Last Entry: 20:30) from May 15, 2015 (Friday) to May 24, 2015 (Sunday).

"Traditional Skills Observation"
June 27, 2015 (Saturday)

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

"Rose Festival in Autumn"
from October 10, 2015 (Saturday) to October 25, 2015 (Sunday)

"Autumn Event: ~Garden Walk with Director of the Center~"
November 6, 2015 (Friday)

"Beautiful colored leaves of Autumn"
from November 21, 2015 (Saturday) to December 6, 2015 (Sunday)

"New Year Holidays in Garden of Taisho Era Romanticism"
from January 2, 2016 (Saturday) to January 3, 2016 (Sunday)

"The 62nd Bunkazai Boka Day (Cultural Property Fire Prevention Day) Fire Engine Practice"
January 26, 2016 (Tuesday)

"Walk around Garden with Gardener"
February 21, 2016 (Sunday)

"Opening Hour Extension during Golden Week"
from April 29, 2016 (Friday, National Holiday) to May 6, 2016 (Friday)
*Opening Hour is Extended until 18:00 (Last Entry: 17:30).

"Spring Rose Festival"
from May 7, 2016 (Saturday) to May 31, 2016 (Tuesday)
*Opening Hour is Extended until 18:00 (Last Entry: 17:30) from May 7, 2016 (Saturday) to May 8, 2016 (Sunday).
*Thanks to "The Light up of Spring Rose Flowers and Western-style House", this garden opens until 21:00 (Last Entry: 20:30) from May 13, 2016 (Friday) to May 22, 2016 (Sunday).

"Traditional Skills Observation"
June 25, 2016 (Saturday)

"Tanabata Decorations -Write Your Wishes on a Strip of Paper-"
from June 28, 2016 (Tuesday) to July 7, 2016 (Thursday)

"Rose Festival in Autumn"
from October 8, 2016 (Saturday) to October 23, 2016 (Sunday)

"Beautiful Colored Leaves of Autumn"
from November 19, 2016 (Saturday) to December 4, 2016 (Sunday)

"New Year Holidays in Garden of Taisho Era Romanticism"
from January 2, 2017 (Monday, Substitute Holiday) to January 3, 2017 (Tuesday)

"The 63th Bunkazai Boka Day (Cultural Property Fire Prevention Day) Fire Engine Practice"
January 25, 2017 (Wednesday)

"Walk around Garden with Gardener"
February 19, 2017 (Sunday)

"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).

"Spring Rose Festival"
from May 6, 2017 (Saturday) to May 31, 2017 (Wednesday)
*Opening Hour is Extended until 18:00 (Last Entry: 17:30) from May 6, 2017 (Saturday) to May 7, 2017 (Sunday).
*Thanks to "The Light up of Spring Rose Flowers and Western-style House", this garden opens until 21:00 (Last Entry: 20:30) from May 12, 2017 (Friday) to May 21, 2017 (Sunday).

*Light up starts after sunset.

"Traditional Skills Observation"
June 24, 2017 (Saturday)

"Tanabata Decorations -Write Your Wishes on a Strip of Paper-"
from June 27, 2017 (Tuesday) to July 7, 2017 (Friday)

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Photo Provided by Kyu-Furukawa Gardens

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. Also, it takes about 1 hour to observe the western-style building.

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. Opening hour is extended due to spring roses and lighten-up of western-style building from 9:00 to 21:00 (last entry: 20:30) from May 16, 2014 (Saturday) to June 8, 2014 (Sunday). Also, it is temporarily closed due to maintenance.

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 junior high school students who live and go to school in Tokyo. It is free on Green Day of May 4 and Tokyo Citizens Day of October 1.

Access
The closest stations are Kaminagazato Station and Nishigahara Station. It is also accessible from Komagome Station.

Nearest Railway Station
◎ Kaminakazato Station (JR East: Keihin-Tohoku Line)
◎ Nishigahara Station (Tokyo Metro: Namboku Line)
◎ Komagome Station (JR East: Yamanote Line)
◎ Komagome Station (Tokyo Metro: Namboku Line)
◎ Asukayama Station (Toei Transportation: Toden Arakawa Line)

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

Name in English
Kyu-Furukawa Gardens

Name in Roman Letters
Kyu-Furukawa Teien

Name in Japanese
旧古河庭園
きゅうふるかわていえん

Address
1-27-39, Nishigahara, Kita City, Tokyo, 114-0024, Japan

Telephone Number
03-3910-0394

URL
http://www.tokyo-park.or.jp/park/format/index034.html

Map

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