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    One of the Viewpoints of Tokyo Sky Tree
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  • Kiyosumi Teien

    Kiyosumi Garden Tip: East-Japan, Tohoku Earthquake in 2011 made great damages to Japanese gardens in Tokyo. While most of the places returned to normal, it still has some damages which hasn't yet repaired. Kasa-tei, mushroom shaped gazebo at Kiyosumi Garden is one of such cases. Today, only base remains and there are no reconstruction plans ahead....

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  • What Happened to Kasa-Tei?

    Kiyosumi Garden Tip: East-Japan, Tohoku Earthquake in 2011 made great damages to Japanese gardens in Tokyo. While most of the places returned to normal, it still has some damages which hasn't yet repaired. Kasa-tei, mushroom shaped gazebo at Kiyosumi Garden is one of such cases. Today, only base remains and there are no reconstruction plans ahead....

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  • Children's Park Outside The Garden

    Kiyosumi Garden Tip: Children's Park is located outside the Kiyosumi Garden which means children and their parents don't have to pay entrance fee just to play in the park. The park has a library, multi-purpose grounds and playground with playsets.

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  • Sarue Onshi Park

    Sarue Onshi Park could be one of the starts of the promenades along the canals leading to Kiba Park another popular start. Walk between Kiba Park and Sarue Onshi Park takes about one hour through Yoko-jukken Shinsui Park and Sendai Horikawa Shinsui Park. The park is divided with South Area and North Area. North part of the park is far wider and has...

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  • Yoko-jukkengawa Shinsui Park

    In Koto City where Fukagawa area is located, there are some nice stream parks which have been designed alongside the former canals. Yoko-jukkengawa Shinsui Park is one of them. When I walked toward Sarue Onshi Park, I just came across this nice promenade alongside the canal. Particularly cross-shaped bridge near Sarue Onshi Park is great. It has a...

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  • Kiyosumi Garden: Overview

    Kiyosumi Garden is by far the most well-known attraction in Fukagawa area, often compared with Asakusa and Ryogoku when talking about Old Town Tokyo. Although the landscape garden has the Feudal Lord's Garden style prevalent during late 16th to late 19th Century, the garden was actually completed in 1891, years after Tokugawa Government came to an...

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  • Iris Garden

    Kiyosumi Garden Tip: Hanashobu also known as Japanese Iris is one of the most beloved flowers in June. There are hundreds of places in Japan where you can enjoy the views of Japanese Iris. Kiyosumi Garden also has an Iris Garden which usually blooms in mid June. When I get there in August the season was already over and the garden was quiet visited...

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  • Taisho Memorial Hall

    Kiyosumi Garden: Taisho Memorial Hall is also a great building in this garden built in 1929. Just like Ryotei, the tea house, this building is exclusively for the participants of the events held there. During what Japanese call golden week during late April to early May a part of the building is open to public as a rest space for visitors.

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  • Ryotei, Sukiya-styled Teahouse

    Kiyosumi Garden Tip: Ryotei is a tea house at the Kiyosumi Garden with outstanding presence. It was built in 1909 as a guesthouse. The roof of the tea house is sukiya-style. Today the tea house is limited to group use and at night it turns into a fancy Japanese restaurant for one lucky party.

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  • Basho Monument of Old Pond Poem

    Kiyosumi Garden Tip: In Japan you can find hundreds of poem inscribed monument of Basho who is one of the most respected Haiku poets during 17th century. The poem monument is located near one of the entrances for Iris Garden. The haiku poem inscribed in it is one of the most well-known poems of Basho known as "Old Pond and A Frog"There are a number...

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  • Stone-carved Buddha Statues

    Kiyosumi Garden Tip: Buddha statues at the other side of Mount Fuji-shaped Hill were in fact found while creating the Japanese garden. That means they are much older than the garden. The oldest statue, a Koshin statue may have been carved in 1670. The three monkeys at the lower part of the statue are called sanzaru (three wise monkeys; see, hear...

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  • The three Islets on the Pond

    Kiyosumi Garden Tip: In Japanese gardens the islets over the central pond are not merely the islands. The islands often denote the Penglai Islands, the paradise islands of the immortals according to Chinese mythology. Some gardens have Kameshima(Turtle Island) and Tsurushima Island(Crane Island), both the symbols of longevity. In Kiyosumi garden...

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  • Fujisan, An Artificial Hill

    Kiyosumi Garden Tip: Artificial Hills in Japanese garden are called Tsukiyama and some of them are shaped like Mount Fuji. Although Kiyosumi Garden's tsukiyama is named as Fujisan (Mount Fuji), at a short glance it hardly looks like one. It is more like Fujizuka Mound created during Edo period and when it was made about 100 years ago it might have...

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  • Collections of Garden Rock Stones

    Kiyosumi Garden Tip: Kiyosumi garden is also known for wide variety of garden rock stones collected from all over Japan. Photo #1 is a set of stones which show the image of waterfall. In Japanese gardens such set of stones are called Takigumi (Karetaki in Kiyosumi garden) while the set of stones resembling the shape of the turtle is called Kameishi...

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  • What is "Isowatari"?

    Kiyosumi Garden Tip:One of the popular features of Kiyosumi Garden is "Isowatari", literally "crossing the seashore". In Japanese garden, central pond is the ocean and the islets are the metaphors for "horaijima" or the islands of eternal happiness. Crossing the seashore is often done by walking along the stepping stones along the pond shore. Some...

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Fukagawa Transportation

  • From Narita Airport to Kiyosumi Garden

    To get to Kiyosumi Garden from Narita Airport, take Sobu Line Rapid from the Narita-kuko Station and change trains at KINSHI-Cho then take Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line train bound for Chuo-Rinkan or Shibuya and get off at Kiyosumi-Shirakawa. The garden entrance is about five minutes walk from A3 exit.

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  • From Tokyo Station to Kiyosumi Garden

    To get to Kiyosumi Garden from Tokyo Station using Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line is the best way. Finding the closest Hanzomon line station, however, is not that easy. The best bet is get out Tokyo Station from Nihonbashi Exit, get in Otemachi Station of Tozai Line and then get to the Otemachi station of Hanzomon line which is about five minutes walk...

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    by taigaa001 Written May 27, 2014

    Favorite thing: When I was going to exit from A3 gate of Kiyosumi Shirakawa station of Hanzomon Line to visit Kiyosumi Garden I found this ad board for Fukawa Edo Museum which looks quite inviting. I didn't plan to go to the museum at that time because Kiyosumi Gaden was the last to visit. I will definitely go there next time I visit Fukagawa area. It is only three minutes walk from the subway station.

    Ad Board of Fukagawa Edo Museum
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