Tokyo Parks Photo Gallery


Rikugien is a beautiful park of ponds and hills in the northern part of Tokyo. Built in the early 18th century, it was donated to the City of Tokyo in 1938 by the founder of Mitsubishi.

I was quite surprised to find fall colours on Boxing Day.

The park is carefully landscaped with lots of trees, shrubs, water features, and even fake hills.

This type of serenity contrasts well with the bustling metropolis. Hard to believe 30 million people live in the Tokyo Bay area.

Koishikawa Korakuen

Dating from the early Edo period, this garden was previously part of a private residence and used various Chinese cultural features.

A serene stone path by the water is lit up by the morning sun. It wasn't a very cold December day after all.

Perhaps it has been a warm autumn and winter, but it seemed odd many trees had shed its leaves except these select few still in full autumn colours.

A very unenvironmental way to get rid of garbage ...

The park has 3 lakes. The smaller Naitei borders built-up areas so it doesn't look as serene in appearance.

Across on the other side of the park, hills rise above the Oigawa, providing a panoramic view.

I was in for a treat ...


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