The Koishikawa Arsenal (小石川工廠, Koishikawa Kōshō), formally Imperial Japanese Army Tokyo Arsenal (日本帝国陸軍東京砲兵工廠, Nippon Teikoku Rikugun Tokyo Hōheikōshō) was an arsenal in the Koishikawa area of Tokyo, on the grounds of today's Tokyo Dome City and the Koishikawa Kōrakuen Garden. It was located on the ground of the former residence of the Prince of Mito.
The arsenal was inaugurated in 1871, soon after the Meiji restoration. One of its main early productions was the Murata rifle, the first locally produced Japanese rifle. As of 1893, it was producing about 200 rifles and 200,000 cartridges daily. The arsenal was especially active between the two World Wars, as the Arisaka was produced there.
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Halee Pagel | Feb 18, 2018
This garden is incredible! I went in mid-february when the plum blossoms were blooming. It was still cold but warm enough to walk around for an hour and a half enjoying the nooks and crannies of this beautiful outdoor space. If you have difficulty walking, use a wheelchair, or stroller it will be difficult to access all areas. However, you can still enjoy the central garden with the pond. If you are looking for a break from the busy city, definitely check out this place!
Brenda | Mar 2, 2018
This is a beautiful, traditional Japanese garden. It is an especially nice choice at the end of February/beginning of March for the plum blossoms! There is an amusement park next door, which is a bit imposing both visually and noise-wise. The occasional music/rollercoaster screams do float into the garden, but it's not too disruptive. Entrance fee is 300 yen for adults.
Thaths | Nov 29, 2017
A beautiful park right next to Tokyo dome. The garden goes back almost 400 years. I visited in Fall and the colours were amazing. Entry costs ¥300 per person. The garden can get super crowded during cherry blossom season and fall color season. The garden is a short walk from the nearby station.
Laurent Stehlin | Nov 29, 2017
Quiet Japanese park, worth to be visited all year long. It's being restored since several years, but there are plenty of little corners to discover. Ponds, hills, all kinds of trees... Conveniently situated to access other strolling areas.
Biana Klnr | Dec 5, 2017
The most beautiful garden I have ever seen in Tokyo. come in the fall, everything is ronze and orange, yellow and green! The garden is enchanting, 300 yen admission fee. Come at sundown, when it's the most magical.
Larisa Nguyen | Mar 30, 2018
A small but very tranquil and beautiful garden in the center of Tokyo. Perfect spot for sakura viewing, however during peak season it can be a little packed and the queue for tickets can be long. Visitors are mainly locals and you can find many old ladies in kimonos. Ticket is ¥300/pp.
Crocsx Gaming | Apr 2, 2018
amazing park. Japanese free park are all really beautiful so imagine a park where you have to pay 300yen to enter. It's super beautiful :D
Lucas Barraco | Mar 29, 2018
Beautiful place. Simply take your time and walk around. Specially inviting on late March through mid April when sakura blossoms are in full
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