Edo Gardens Tour

Explore Tokyo through its traditional gardens

The opinion of Japan Experience

Take a trip back to the Edo Period (1603-1868) and explore old Tokyo by visiting two or three magnificent gardens in the capital in one morning. These havens of serenity are splendid during all seasons and they will make you forget all about the bustling city that surrounds them. Bridges, lakes and tea pavilions form the picturesque scenes that your guide will help you explore in the morning light.

Created by master gardeners at the time when the principle of alternating residency, whereby feudal lords were compelled to have a residence in the capital, was taking hold, these gardens were designed both to be admired but also to provide leisure for the feudal lords, with their tea houses and hunting grounds.

This visit, which is perfectly suited to families, provides an opportunity to explore these gardens by taking time to stop and savour their atmosphere. This morning of exploration also constitutes an initial introduction to Tokyo’s monuments which date from the Edo Period and to the city’s different museums.

Your Travel Angel's plus

This half-day guided visit is an opportunity to share your impressions with someone who has lived in the area for a long time and to get answers to any questions you may have. Your guide is always delighted to share your fresh perspective on Japan.


After visiting the famous gardens of either Hama-rikyu or Koishikawa Koraku-en, a tour to one or two extra gardens (Kyu Shiba-rikyu, Kiyosumi, or Rikugi-en) will be proposed, so that the visit can proceed at a pace that suits you.

The price indicated includes the entrance fees for the gardens but it does not include meals and transports.

There is an supplementary fee for every extra person in groups of more than four people. The full fee also applies to children. 

Schedule: 9am - 1pm


Your guide will come and meet you at a pre-arranged location.