Japanese Gardens

美しき日本庭園

Rikugien Garden, Bunkyo-ku

Rikugi (六義) means the Six Principles of Poetry which comes from the idea of the six elements in waka (和歌, a type of poetry in classical Japanese literature).

Taken by Kiyoshi Hayano

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Higo-Hosokawa Garden, Bunkyo-ku

Formerly the second home of Hosokawa, one of Japanese samurai kin groups and the head of the Kumamoto (Higo) domain, at the end of the Edo Period, the premises later became the main residence of the Hosokawa family.

Taken by Hidetoshi Toyoshima  

Kumamoto bamboo lanterns produced by CHIKAKEN  

Taken by Megumi Johjima  

 

Happo-en Garden, Minato-ku

It was built in the early 17th century. In 1915, the industrialist Fusanosuke Kuhara remodeled the garden and built most of today’s buildings. It serves mainly as a backdrop for traditional Japanese wedding parties and banquets.

Taken by Tijana Zdravkovic  

 

Hamarikyu Gardens, Chuo-ku

Located at the mouth of the Sumida River. It was opened April 1, 1946 and was remodeled as a public garden park on the site of a villa of the Shogun Tokugawa family in the 17th century.

Taken by Miyuki Yano  

16730372_1425082334203711_369217053785059584_nTaken by Mayu Takeda  

14708324_1810162042533892_4038231629602473986_nTaken by Sakurako Sato  

1930428_1131912640187350_8606522654389009983_n12495143_1132526423459305_2581086282332900724_nTaken by Mayu Takeda  

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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Shinjuku-ku/Shibuya-ku

It was originally a residence of the Naito family in the Edo period. Afterwards, it became a garden under the management of the Imperial Household Agency of Japan.

IMG_9165IMG_9167IMG_9169IMG_9172Taken by Isao Tokuhashi  

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11150324_899584730062909_1355712802869635961_nTaken by Hai Trieu  

 

Kiyosumi Garden, Koto-ku

It’s said to be the site of the residence of Kinokuniya Bunzaemon, the famous Edo era business magnate. In 1878, Iwasaki Yataro, the founder of Mitsubishi, acquired the land for use as a garden, and it opened as a garden in 1880 under the name of “Fukagawa Shimbokuen.”

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1526251_10153014684476132_3262913027390330464_nTaken by Yasuaki Shikuri  

 

Sankei-en, Yokohama

A traditional Japanese-style garden which opened in 1906. Sankei-en was designed and built by Sankei Hara, who was a silk trader.

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Chinzan-so, Bunkyo-ku

Founded in 1878, the garden is rich in historic remains and artifacts. The garden is part of the Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo property.

13606449_10154305146062640_6584542473947359471_nNight view of the garden. *Taken by Ayami Ito  

 

Meiji Jingu Shrine Iris Garden, Shibuya-ku

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Mejiro Garden, Toshima-ku

12088241_10204509318767821_7334757521787146657_nTaken by Chi-Fen Wu

 

Denpoin Gardens, Taito-ku

Located behind the Five-story Pagoda within the precinct of Senso-ji Temple. It’s exceptionally open to the public from March 25 until April 28.

994782_986910711378824_9177135523492536246_n13138924_986911824712046_512614172547940660_n *Taken by K2-Style  

 

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