Explore Japan's essential sites and hidden gems
Yoyogi Park in Shinjuku is the ideal stop after a studious morning spent visiting temples and shrines. You will feel carefree upon leaving the park, which has a festive atmosphere.
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Koishikawa Shokubutsuen Garden
With more than 16 hectares, Koishikawa Shokubutsuen stands out as an essential garden in the Japanese capital.
Hama-Rikyu Gardens, Tokyo
Located in the Shiodome district these beautiful gardens, with its 25 hectares, are a retreat from the city’s hustle and bustle.
Ueno Park, in Taito ward, is home to Tokyo's most famous cherry trees, art galleries, museums, temples, a zoo, street entertainers, the odd proselytizer, and more than the odd crow.
Shinjuku Gyoen Park
Shinjuku Gyoen Park, nicknamed the ‘urban oasis’, is one of the largest parks in Tokyo.
The many facets of Yoyogi Koen Park
The Yoyogi Park will be the ideal stop after a studious morning visiting temples and shrines.
Shinjuku Garden, a breath of fresh air in Tokyo
Shinjuku Garden, nicknamed "urban oasis", is one of the most important parks in the capital.
One of Japan's three most famous gardens, along with Kenroku-en in Kanazawa and Koraku-en in Okayama, Kairaku-en displays its abundance of flowers in Mito, Ibaraki prefecture, just 1.5 hours from T
The Hama-Rikyu Onshi Teien garden
Meeting the Sumida River and Tokyo Bay and a stone's throw from the old Tsukiji fish market, the Hama-Rikyu Onshi Teien is an iconic garden of the Japanese capital.
Chidorigafuchi Park in Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, is a small but historically significant park on elevated ground just east of the Imperial Palace, and a famous cherry blossom spot in spring.
Kasai Rinkai Park
Kasai Rinkai Park is located on the shores of Tokyo Bay, across from Odaiba and Disneyland. Picnic, aquarium, and Ferris wheel await you for a fun-filled afternoon!
Yakushiike Park in Machida, in the southwest of greater Tokyo, provides a beautiful nature break for curious visitors from the capital.
Todoroki Valley Tokyo
Todoroki Valley in Setagaya south Tokyo is a area of green space with a stream, woods, Todoroki Fudoson Temple and some ancient tombs.
Autumn in Tokyo's parks
Viewing the blushing leaves, or koyo, is a must-do when visiting Japan in the fall. In and around Tokyo, there are many parks that offer stunning scenery every year.
Meguro Sky Garden
In Tokyo, near the bustling Shibuya district, the Meguro Sky Garden offers a small piece of nature, suspended over a highway. It's a unique place to enjoy the calm...
Meiji Jingu Inner Garden
Meiji Jingu Inner Garden: Meiji Jingu Inner Garden or Jingu Nai-en or Gyoen actually existed long before Meiji Shrine.
Ueno Park under the microscope
Mukojima Hyakkaen Gardens
Mukojima Hyakkaen Gardens are a beautiful natural-style flower and strolling garden in Sumida ward, Tokyo, created in the Edo period of Japanese history and one of the few surviving to this day.
The Rikugi-en garden
This former botanical garden, created in 1853 in the popular district of Asakusa, has undergone many transformations.
Jindai Botanical Garden
Jindai Botanical Garden in Chofu City is the Tokyo area's biggest and most beautiful expanse of flowers and trees, native and exotic, with something spectacular to be seen at all times of the year.
The Asakura Residence
The Asakura residence is a quiet oasis in the heart of Tokyo. A visit to this house will take you back to ancient Japan.
The huge Ueno Park, the lung of Tokyo, is a pleasant refuge from the stifling Japanese summer heat.
Kiyosumi Koen and the surrounding area
The surrounding area of Kiyosumi Garden invites you to take stroll among the flowers and trees, especially when spring arrives.
The Imperial Palace's East Garden, a historic site in Tokyo, offers ideal views of the city.
To get married, Tokyoites choose, without hesitation, Happo-en. Traditional houses and its romantic pond make for a perfect place to exchange vows.
Inokashira Onshi Koen
In the western part of Tokyo, Inokashira Onshi Koen and central lake surrounded by cherry trees and adjacent to the Ghibli Museum is the site of many activities.
International House (I House)
At the heart of the Roppongi district, an institution untouched by the frenetic pace of the capital, the International House, preserves knowledge and an elegant garden.
Nezu Garden Museum
Within the confines of the Nezu Museum in the fashionable district of Omotesando, a narrow paths run through a garden leading to a pond from a natural source.
Showa Kinen Park
Showa Kinen Park in Tachikawa is the Tokyo area's biggest park, and a treasure trove of recreational and sightseeing opportunities.
Koishikawa Kōrakuen Garden
In the district of Bunkyo, the Koishikawa Kōrakuen Garden is viewed as one of the most beautiful gardens in Tokyo and is the oldest as well. The flowering of the prunus, then the cherry trees, and
The green side of Tokyo
Where to find a little peace in the heart of the concrete and steel jungle that is Tokyo?
Yokoamicho Park: read about beautiful, historical Yokoamicho Park in the Ryogoku area of Tokyo, and how it relates to the tragedy of World War Two.
Kyu-Yasuda Teien Gardens
Kyu-Yasuda Teien Gardens: Read about these gardens that became a permanent fixture of Tokyo only in the twentieth century, but whose old-world charm has its roots in 17th century Japan and its samu
Tokyo Green Spaces
Tokyo green spaces: see a listing of Tokyo's many gardens, public parks and green spaces including Ueno Park and Yoyogi Park.
Kyu Furukawa Gardens
Kyu Furukawa Gardens: read a guide to Kyu Furukawa Gardens a mix of an English stately home and Japanese-style gardens in Tokyo.
Rikugien Garden: read a guide to Rikugien Garden in Tokyo one of the city's most beautiful Edo period strolling gardens in Bunkyo Ward.
Koishikawa Botanical Gardens
Read a guide to Koishikawa Botanical Gardens, Tokyo: a beautiful research gardens belonging to Tokyo University.
Shinagawa Kumin Park
Read a guide to Shinagawa Kumin Park, Tokyo. Shinagawa Kumin Park is a woodland getaway with a wealth of things to do, especially for families.
Shakujii Koen Park
Read a guide to Shakujii Koen Park, Nerima ward, Tokyo.
Read a guide to Hibiya Park, Tokyo. Hibiya Park is a relaxed, spacious, cosmopolitan block of woodlands and greenery right in the heart of Tokyo.
Read a guide to Shiba Park, Tokyo. Shiba Park, one of Japan's oldest parks, is a quiet valley, and former temple grounds, located right next to Tokyo Tower.
Kyu-Iwasaki Tei Gardens
Read a guide to Kyu-Iwasaki tei Gardens, once palatial home to the family that founded the Mitsubishi industrial group, in Tokyo's Taito ward.
Kiba Koen Park. Read a guide to Kiba Koen Park, a large multi-purpose recreational space in Tokyo's Koto ward. A relaxed park surrounded with sights worth seeing.
Kyu-Shiba-rikyu Onshi Teien. Read a guide to Kyu-Shiba-rikyu Onshi Teien, or the Shiba Detached Palace Garden in Tokyo's Hamamatsu-cho business district.
Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park
Read a guide to Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park, Tokyo. Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park is a woodland-style park in Tokyo's Hiro-o district, near Roppongi.
Kiyosumi Teien Garden
Read a guide to Kiyosumi Teien Garden, Tokyo. Kiyosumi Teien Garden in Koto ward is a perfect example of traditional Japanese landscaping, and a quiet retreat.
Koishikawa Korakuen Tokyo
Read a guide to the Edo Period Koishikawa Korakuen Garden near Tokyo Dome in Tokyo.
Shimizudani Park Chiyoda Ward Tokyo
Shimizudani Park Chiyoda Ward Tokyo is a green oasis that is all the more pleasant for not being overly manicured. It retains a wild, forested feel.
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