The Tokyo Gardens "Stamp Rally" 東京スタンプラリー

  • Published on : 29/11/2018
  • by : Ph.L
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 Rikugien during fall

Rikugien under the koyo


Collect stamps at 9 historic gardens of the capital!

Every autumn, the city of Tokyo organizes a "Stamp Rally", a crazy race to collect stamps while exploring the nine gardens of the capital, grouped in the collective Tokyo Metropolitan Park Association. The goal? Collect a stamp from at least five of the gardens to try to win a prize. It's a great way to enjoy the colors of autumn while having fun!

Korakuen in autumn

Korakuen in autumn


The stamp book is available free of charge at the entrance to each garden or at surrounding JR stations, and  the filled book must be sent before December 14th to the address provided by the association.

A random draw is then be held to designate the winners of the following prizes: 

  • 30 day passes to access the nine historic gardens
  • 100 green tea vouchers, valid in all partner gardens
  • 20 sets of photos of the Tokyo Gardens
  • 50 mugs
  • 10 notebooks

A stamp rally booklet

  • Kyu-Iwasaki Tei(Taito-ku)

Home of the former residence of the Echigo-Takahata clan, Kyu-Iwasaki Tei Garden is one of the least known gardens on the list. And yet, 1.7 hectares of its grounds are open to the public. It would certainly be a shame not to enjoy it...

Address :1-3-45Ike-no-hata, Taito-ku 110-0008 TokyoHours :9am - 5pmFee :400 yenAccess :3-minute walk to Exit 1 of Yushima Station (Chiyoda Line)

Kyu-Iwasaki Tei Garden

Kyu-Iwasaki Tei Garden

Flick/ hiroaki.hirano

Tonogayato Gardens

Tonogayato Gardens

Flick/ TANAKA Juuyo

  • Kyu-Shiba-Rikyu(Minato-ku)

Along with Korakuen Garden, Kyu-Shiba-Rikyu is one of the oldest gardens in Tokyo. Built in the seventeenth century, its aestheticism is typically Japanese.

Address :1-4-1Kaigan, Minato-ku, 105-0022 TokyoHours :9am - 5pmFee :150yenAccess : In front of Hamamatsucho Station north exit (Yamanote, Keintohoku lines)

Kyu-Shiba-Rikyu garden

  • Kiyosumi(Koto-ku)

Former home of one of the most influential merchants of the Edo period (1603-1868), Kiyosumi Garden now displays a typical Meiji era aestheticism (1868-1912) since it was redesigned during this period.

Address :3-3-9Kiyosumi, Koto-ku 135-0024 TokyoHours :9am - 5pmFee :150yenAccess : 3-minute walk to Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Station (Oedo, Hanzomon lines)

Teahouse Ryo-tei, located on one of three islands in the garden Kiyosumi Koen Tokyo.

Teahouse Ryo-tei, located on one of three islands in the garden Kiyosumi Koen Tokyo.


  • Mukojima-Hyakkaen (Sumida-ku)

Located in western Tokyo, Mukojima-Hyakkaen Garden is famous for its impressive amount of trees. With its apricot trees and paths lined with flowers, this garden contains one of the largest varieties of plants!

Address :3-18-3Higashi-Mukojima, Sumida-ku 131-0032 TokyoHours :9am - 5pmFee :150yenAccess : 8-minute walk from Higashi-mukojima Station (Tobu Isezaki Line)

Mukojima-Hyakkaen garden

 The Kyu-Furukawa Garden Manor

Kyu-Furukawa Garden Manor

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