5. MUKOJIMA-HYAKKAEN/National Historic Garden

An antique dealer, Mr. Kiku-u Sahara established this garden for enjoying flowers in bloom in the four seasons with the help of other aficionados of the arts in 1805.
“Hyakkaen” means garden with hundred flowers in bloom.

Although this is a Japanese historic garden, you may feel it is not so typical Japanese garden. I mean the collection of the flowers and plants here makes me feel some mixed cultures. According to the leaflet about this garden, many different blooming flowers and plants were collected which were mentioned in classic Chinese and Japanese works of literature and poetry.
And also I think the professional gardeners’ technique is high and their passion is strong.

When I visited here at midday in the early summer, I saw many people taking pictures, making Japanese poetry “Haiku”, talking with friends at the shop, and taking a walk. Here is a wonderful and a very beautiful garden!
You must come and enjoy a long visit!


・Phone: 03-3611-8705
・Location: 3-18-3 Higashi-mukojima, Sumida-ku, Tokyo (8 min. walk from Higashi-Mukojima Sta.)
・Open: 9:00-17:00(Entry until 16:30)/closed on Dec.29-Jan.3
・Admission fee: adult¥150, 65yrs.old & over¥70, free for children of primary school & under, and junior high school students living in Tokyo or attending school in Tokyo