Rikugien (六義園) is a traditional Japanese garden located in Bunkyo ward in Tokyo. It was originally built in 1700s by the order of the 5th Shogun, Tsunayoshi Tokugawa.
Rikugien Garden is considered as one of most beautiful Japanese gardens in Tokyo, and it’s one of most popular tourist attractions in the city through the year, featuring great nature with the traditional Japanese landscape and ponds. The garden is especially popular during autumn for autumn leaves viewing as numbers of maple trees turn the garden into warm autumn colours.
Rikugien is also recommended to visit during cherry blossom season in spring, as the garden owns a significant weeping cherry tree (Shidarezakura), which has a massive scale with 15m high and 20m wide. The light up of the weeping cherry tree is held during the season and it’s Tokyo’s one of most popular cherry blossom viewing spots. It’s the best place in Tokyo to enjoy the spectacular collaboration of cherry blossoms and traditional Japanese garden!