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    Rikugien Garden is a beautiful traditional Japanese garden established in 1702 (Edo Period) along with the villa for Yoshiyasu Yanagisawa, which features the six elements from Japanese tradition. Rikugien Garden features a pond with islands and man made hills, which is typical of this sort of garden in the Edo Period. This is know as the Kaiyu-shiki-teien or strolling or Promenade Style. Rikugien Garden is held in high regard and is designated as a Special Place of Scenic Beauty. Rikugien Garden was opened to the public in 1938.

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    Rikugien Garden

     

    Latern and Autumn Leaves - Rikugien Garden

    Latern and Autumn Leaves – Rikugien Garden

     

    Boat Shelter on Pond - Rikugien Garden

    Boat Shelter on Pond – Rikugien Garden

     

    Stone Island Bridge in Pond - Rikugien Garden

    Stone Island Bridge in Pond – Rikugien Garden

     

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    Stone Bridge to Island in Lake – Rikugien Garden

     

    Massive upright Bolder on Island - Rikugien Garden - IMG_3869

    Massive upright Bolder on Island – Rikugien Garden

     

    Reeds in the Sun - Rikugien Garden - IMG_3860

    Reeds in the Sun – Rikugien Garden

     

    Tea House - Rikugien Garden - IMG_3830

    Tea House – Rikugien Garden

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    1. Craig Fryer Post authorRikugien Garden
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      Rikugien Garden isn’t some where you hear about often. It is little out of the way compared to some of the other parks and Japanese gardens in Tokyo. However, when the leaves turn red and orange November it is one of the best places to visit in Tokyo.

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