11/10 Weekend Activities: Koishikawa Korakuen Garden, Tokyo Dome City

Koishikawa Korakuen 小石川後楽園 is one of the oldest and most beautiful Japanese landscaped gardens in Tokyo. Mitsukuni Mito constructed this garden to be a beautiful mix of traditional Chinese and Japanese landscapes with a pond, bridges, a man-made hill, stones, and a variety of plants. 300 Yen for entry. Very close to Iidabashi station.

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The middle island is in the shape of a turtle, symbolizing longevity, the stone placard at the front is the turtle’s head and has the garden creator’s name on it.

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Right next to the garden…a huge change of pace at Tokyo Dome City, an amusement park, sports, spa complex. There was some concert or something going on that attracted a gazillion Japanese girls to cluster in one area. I felt really out of place. They look and dress very…different.

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