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Top 10 parks and gardens in Tokyo

While Tokyo is one of the most densely populated cities in the world, its atmosphere remains particularly peaceful and welcoming, in part thanks to its many green spaces.

Tree lined path with sunlight streaming through the leaves.

Yoyogi Koen

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.

Field of yellow flowers at Hama Rikyu Gardens Tokyo

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.

Large lotus pond in Ueno Park with buildings in the background.

Ueno Park

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.

Person sitting overlooking a pond and building painting.

Shinjuku Gyoen Park

Shinjuku Gyoen Park, nicknamed the ‘urban oasis’, is one of the largest parks in Tokyo.

Avec ses 70 hectares, le parc Yoyogi est le poumon vert de Tokyo.

The many facets of Yoyogi Koen Park

The Yoyogi Park will be the ideal stop after a studious morning visiting temples and shrines.

Particulièrement apprécié, le jardin de Shinjuku attire les japonais, les touristes et les photographes pendant toute la fleuraison des cerisiers.

Shinjuku Garden, a breath of fresh air in Tokyo

Shinjuku Garden, nicknamed "urban oasis", is one of the most important parks in the capital.

View on the vegetation of Kairaku-en


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

« Site historique spécial », le jardin Hama-Rikyu Onshi Teien est l’ancienne réserve de chasse des Tokugawa.

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.

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Chidorigafuchi Park

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.

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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

Yakushiike Park in Machida, in the southwest of greater Tokyo, provides a beautiful nature break for curious visitors from the capital.

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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.

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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...

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Meiji Jingu Inner Garden

Meiji Jingu Inner Garden: Meiji Jingu Inner Garden or Jingu Nai-en or Gyoen actually existed long before Meiji Shrine.

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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.

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Hanayashiki Park

This former botanical garden, created in 1853 in the popular district of Asakusa, has undergone many transformations.

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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.

Cherry Tress of Ueno Park

Ueno Park

The huge Ueno Park, the lung of Tokyo, is a pleasant refuge from the stifling Japanese summer heat.

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

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 International House of Japan, known by insiders I-House's mission is to promote cultural exchange and intellectual cooperation between peoples.

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.

This small garden Nezu museum hides four chashistu, teahouses.

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.

The thirty-eight acres of Inokashira Onshi Koen is a place for walking and relaxing particular.

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.

Happo-en garden provides a framework both bucolic and romantic for romantic strolls.

Happo-en Garden

To get married, Tokyoites choose, without hesitation, Happo-en. Traditional houses and its romantic pond make for a perfect place to exchange vows.

In the heart of Tokyo, the Imperial Garden is the only part open to the public gardens of the Emperor.

Higashi-gyoen Garden

The Imperial Palace's East Garden, a historic site in Tokyo, offers ideal views of the city.

Showa Kinen Park

Showa Kinen Park in Tachikawa is the Tokyo area's biggest park, and a treasure trove of recreational and sightseeing opportunities.

The Koishikawa Koraku-is the oldest garden in Tokyo.

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,

The stark contrast of the beauty of the Japanese gardens.

The green side of Tokyo

Where to find a little peace in the heart of the concrete and steel jungle that is Tokyo?

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Yokoamicho Park

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

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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.

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Rikugien Garden

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.

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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.

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Hibiya Park

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.

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Shiba Park

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 Park

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.

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Kyu-Shiba-rikyu Gardens

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 Garden is closed to Kasuga station in Tokyo

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.