Der Rikugi-en (jap. 六義園) oder auch „Rikugi-Park“ ist einer der bedeutenden Wandelgärten der Edo-Zeit in Tokio. Er gehört zu den „Ausgezeichneten Sehenswürdigkeiten“ (tokubetsu meishō) Japans.
Looks awesome when lit up at night. Try to go on a week night, we went on a weekend and it was super crowded. Took ages to get in, loves lines down the street ( apparently you can book a ticket online somewhere). walking around was like being on a conveyor belt. Hard to get a good picture with so many people there, but still a lot of fun!
Beautiful garden with a gentle path around a lake. There are different types of trees planted that are the focus of the park at various seasons. The cherry blossoms are for spring, and the maple and ginko for Fall. I visited in Fall and the maples near the bridge were the best. Fall colors peaked a couple of weeks before my visit. Still it was beautiful.
Breath-takingly beautiful Japanese garden hiding in Tokyo. Neighborhood nearby is also fun to walk around. Only ¥300 to enter. A worthy place to go even when flowers aren't in bloom. A must-visit if in Tokyo at any time of year.
Great garden, but really small! Often overcrowded and gets difficult to even move That it feels like to be in yet another busy Tokyo train station! Beautiful, but probably overrated!!
A surprisingly large and well-managed garden in the middle of seemingly nowhere. This garden is surrounded by walls and once I was able to find the entrance and paid the entrance fee, I was surprised by the sheer size of what's within the walls. Aside from the explanation of the history of this garden, the garden itself looks very similar to other Japanese gardens. Which, definitely is not a bad thing as it is quite tranquil and relaxing. Definitely worth a visit.
It costs 300 yen to enter this garden but it is well worth it. We arrived in the evening about an hour before sunset. Got to see it in day light and then stayed till after sunset and got to see it lit up with lights. Absolutely beautiful and so peaceful. Hours say it closes at 5pm but was there well past that and it seemed to get a little busier at night.
Cost 300 yen per person to get in here. Very nice views in here. There is a noodles shop for some hot soup, a nice tea house. Also you'll find some vendors selling food or gifts in the front!
I don't know Japanese gardens well but I felt that Rikugien was sort of average? 300 yen entry fee might not be much but IMHO there are much better examples at many different temples across the country. (i.e. Kamakura area in nearby Kanagawa Prefecture)
Very small in comparison to other parks in Tokyo. When we went, cherry blossom was only in a couple of trees and the ticket entrance was more expensive than for example Shinjuku Gyoen garden, which was way bigger and more impressive with a multitude of cherry trees.