Koishikawa Korakuen

Built in the Edo Period, Koishikawa Korakuen is one of Tokyo’s oldest and loveliest Japanese gardens. Like most traditional Japanese gardens, Koishikawa Korakuen reproduces famous landscapes in miniature, using ponds, stones, trees, and manmade hills to copy both Japanese and Chinese scenes. A network of walking trails lead around to prescribed viewpoints from which visitors are meant to view the garden, which despite the relatively unobtrusive modern backdrop of Tokyo Dome and other buildings in the distance, remains a beautiful natural escape from urban Tokyo.