Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens was originally built in early stage of the Edo period, in 1629. It was completed as a during the reign of the second domain load, Mitsukuni. Its style is kaiyu-style(circle style) with ponds and manmade hills centering on the pond. In developing the garden, Mitsukuni invited advices from Zhu Zhiyu, serving retainer of the Min dynasty. Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens is designed as the Special Place of Scenic Beauty and Special Historic Site of the country by the Cultural Assets Preservation Act.
Hours / Open 9am to 5pm (Entry closed at 4:30pm)
Closed / Year-end holidays (December 29 to January 1)
Free admission days / Green Day (May 4) , Tokyo Citizen's Day (October 1)
Guided tour / (English) Saturdays 10am to 1pm
Admission / General 300yen , 65 or over 150yen