Mukōjima-Hyakkaen Garden

Mukōjima-Hyakkaen Garden © yoojin

The Mukōjima-Hyakkaen Garden

Mukōjima-Hyakkaen Garden is a garden/park that was constructed over a 26 year period (1804-1830). It began life as the private garden of an antique dealer named Kikū Sahara. Having obtained the cooperation of various men of letters, Mr. Sahara proceeded to accumulate and plant those flowers which featured in classical Japanese and Chinese literature. Even though the garden was designed to appeal to the masses, its construction reflected the cultural philosophy of a number of scholars. In 1938, its owner donated the garden to the city of Tokyo, whereupon it became the admission charged garden that it is today.

People can visit the garden and enjoy viewing over 200 different species of plant life. Inside, it is possible to view the Japanese plum blossom tree, Japanese clover, Japanese wisteria, the Japanese iris and more. Every year, February-March is the ‘ume’ or ‘Japanese plum’ season and an accompanying Japanese plum festival is held at the garden. The garden hosts a number of events every season.

Opening Hours and Admission Fees

The garden’s opening hours are 09 : 00 – 17 : 00. Entry is permitted up until 16 : 30. The garden is closed during the New Year Holiday Period (29th December – 3rd January). General admission: 150 JPY. Age 65 and over: 70 JPY. Entry is free for elementary age students (and under), for Tokyo residents and for middle school students enrolled at Tokyo municipal schools

Access

The closest station is Higashi-Mukōjima Station via the Tobu Isesaki Line. The destination is a 10 minute walk from the station.




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Description: Mukōjima-Hyakkaen Garden

Sights Mukōjima-Hyakkaen Garden (向島百花園)
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Address 131-0032 Tokyo, Sumida-ku, Higashi- Mukōjima 3-18-3
東京都墨田区東向島3-18-3
Phone / Fax Phone: 03-3611-8705
Website
Duration 40Minutes
Closed dates NEW YEAR'S HOLIDAY
Admission Fee Pay admission: 150yen
Recommended Season
Spring (March - May)
Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)


Map: Mukōjima-Hyakkaen Garden