It is said that Koishikawa Korakuen Garden was originally created in the early stage of the Edo period in 1629 by Mito Komen. It is built in the Kaiyu style of garden, which I think means that it has a path that encompasses a lake or pond. It has manmade hills surrounding the lake and is influenced by the Chinese style gardens. The 70,000 sqm garden was opened to the public in 1938.
Only a short walk from our accommodation, right near the Dome, we visited on this crisp morning in Tokyo.
Surrounded by tall buildings in this busy part of town, inside the garden walls you get a sense of peace and tranquility. Come for a stroll….
Trellises are heavy with Wisteria just waiting to spring into life.
The very fragrant yellow flowers of the Winter Sweet and the pink and white Plum blossoms were a lovely surprise.
I would love to have the opportunity to visit the gardens regularly to see how the change of seasons transforms the trees and flowers.