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NorthWestern part of Tokyo core like Ikebukuro Located here are Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens, Gokokuji, Kyu-Furukawa Gardens, Rikugien Gardens.

mid-Northern Core - Guide

pinKoishikawa Korakuen Garden [小石川後楽園]



Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

9:00-17:00; 300yen; closed Dec 29-Jan 1

Koishikawa Korakuen is a Japanese stroll garden with Chinese flavors. It was created in 1629 as the garden attached to the main residence of a powerful feudal lord.
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8-min walk from JR Idabashi Station

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pinDenzu-in Temple [伝通院]



Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Denzuin is a Jodo Buddhist temple. There's a graveyard where Tokugawa clan's women's and children's large gravestones are erected.
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9-min walk from Korakuen Station or Kasuga Station of subway lines

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pinAna Hachimangu Shrine [穴八幡宮]



Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Ana Hachimangu is a well maintained Shinto shrine. In October, a Yabusame is held at this shrine.
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2-min walk from Tokyo Metro Tozai Line Waseda Station

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pinMizu Inari Jinja Shrine & Kansen'en Garden [水稲荷神社、甘泉園公園]



Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

[Kansen-en]7:00-19:00 (-17:00 Nov-Feb); free; open 365 days

Kansen'en is a small Japanese stroll garden foundation of which dates back to the feudal times. Mizu Inari Jinja is a Shinto shrine next to the garden.
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10-min walk from Tokyo Metro Tozai Line Waseda Station

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pinAkagi Jinja Shrine [赤城神社]



Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Akagi Jinja is a Shinto shrine whose complex was designed by starchitect Kuma Kengo.
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1-min walk from Tokyo Metro Tozai Line Kagurazaka Station

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pinKoishikawa Botanical Garden [小石川植物園、旧東京医学校本館]



Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

9:00-16:30; 400yen; closed Mon* & Dec 29-Jan3

This site, established as the shogunate-run medicinal herb garden in 1684 to provide commoners with herbs, is now a botanical garden belonging to Tokyo University. Though rather small as a botanical garden, it has a Japanese stroll garden dating back to the feudal times. The Western style building standing at the northwestern corner of the garden was built in 1876 as a medical school and is now used as the annex of the University Museum of Tokyo University.
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10-min walk from Toei Mita Line Hakusan Station

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pinGokokuji Temple [護国寺]



Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Gokuji is a major Shingon Buddhist temple in Tokyo. This temple was not bombard in WWII and thus preserves a complex built before the war. This temple is also famous for sado (tea ceremony) and thus has many tea houses.
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0-min from Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line Gokokuji Station

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pinChinzanso Garden [椿山荘] link



Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

This Japanese stroll garden, which now belongs to Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo, was created by a prominent Meiji-era politician and top army general. There's an entrance to this garden on the footpath along the Kanda River flowing south of the garden.
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8-min walk from Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line Edogawabashi Station

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pinHigo-Hosokawa Teien Garden [肥後細川庭園]



Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

9:00-17:00 (-16:30 Nov-Jan) ; free; closed Dec 28-Jan 4

Higo-Hosokawa Teien, formerly called Shin-edogawa Koen until 2017, is a not-so-large Japanese stroll garden which used to be part of a mansion where a former domain lord family lived.
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15-min walk from Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line Edogawabashi Station

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pinTakuzosu Inari Temple 沢蔵司稲荷


Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Takuzosu Inari is a Jodo Buddhist temple resembling a Shinto shrine.
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Takuzosu Inari Temple

pinShinju-in Temple 真珠院


Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Shinjuin is a Jodo Buddhist temple. There's a small Japanese garden in the backyard.
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Shinju-in Temple

pinHatoyama Kaikan 鳩山会館


Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

10:00-16:00; 600 yen; closed Mon*, late Dec, Jan-Feb & Aug

Hatoyama Kaikan is the former residence of a prominent politician. There's a Western-style house and garden completed in 1924.
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6-min walk from Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line Edogawabashi Station
Hatoyama Kaikan

pinSekiguchi Bashoan 関口芭蕉庵


Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Sekiguchi Bashoan is a small garden which was constructed where 17th century haiku master Matsuo Basho lived for a few years.
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Next to Chinzanso
Sekiguchi Bashoan

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Northern Core - Guide

pinKyu-Furukawa Gardens [旧古河庭園]



Kita-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

9:00-17:00; 150yen; closed Dec 29-Jan 1

This mansion was constructed as the residence of a successful industrialist in 1917. Near the entrance there's a Western-style building and garden, and located below them a Japanese garden.
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6-min walk from JR Keihin-Tohoku Line Kaminakazato Station

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pinMuryoji Temple [無量寺]



Kita-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Muryoji is a Shingon Buddhist temple with beautiful precincts.
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Next to Kyu-Furukawa Gardens

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pinOji Inari Jinja Shrine [王子稲荷神社]



Kita-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Oji Inari Jinja is a Shinto shrine whose main building is a colorful one built in the Edo era. the Fox Procession is held on New Year's Eve and the Tako-ichi is held in February here.
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5-min walk from JR Keihin-Tohoku Line Oji Station

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pinNanushi no Taki Garden [名主の滝公園]



Kita-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Nanushi no Taki Garden is a Japanese stroll garden initially created by a rich farmer in the Edo era. It is created on a hillside and has four waterfalls.
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7-min walk from JR Keihin-Tohoku Line Oji Station

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pinRikugien Garden [六義園]



Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

9:00-17:00; 300yen; closed Dec 29-Jan 1

Rikugien is a Japanese stroll garden created by a high-ranking Tokugawa shogunate official in 1702. Many elements of this garden are related to Japanese Waka poetry. The garden will be illuminated at in fall and in spring.
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7-min walk from JR Yamanote Line Komagome Station

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pinKichijoji Temple [吉祥寺]



Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Kichijoji is a Soto Zen temple where gravestones of feudal lords stand in the graveyard.
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4-min walk from Tokyo Metro Namboku Line Honkomagome Station

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pinHakusan Jinja Shrine [白山神社]



Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Hakusan Jinja is a Shinto shrine at which the Hydrangea Festival is held in June.
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1-min walk from Toei Mita Line Hakusan Station

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pinTogakuji Temple & Tabata Hachiman Shrine 東覚寺、田端八幡神社


Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Togakuji is a Buddhist temple and Tabata Hachiman Jinja is a Shinto shrine next to it.
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5-min walk from JR Yamanote Line Tabata Station
Togakuji Temple & Tabata Hachiman Shrine

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NorthWestern Core - Guide

pinZoshigaya Kishimojin Temple & Homyoji Temple [雑司ケ谷鬼子母神堂 & 法明寺]



Toshima-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Zoshigaya Kishimojindo is a Buddhist temple which resembles a Shinto shrine. It belongs to Nichiren Buddhist temple Homyoji nearby. The Oeshiki held in October is a large festival.
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8-min walk from Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line Zoshigaya Station

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pinHayashi Fumiko Memorial Hall [林芙美子記念館]



Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

10:00-16:30; 150yen; closed Mon* & Dec 29-Jan 3

This house museum, constructed in 1941, used to be the residence of famous female novelist Hayashi Fumiko.
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7-min walk from Toei Oedo Line Nakai Station

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pinYakuoin Temple [薬王院]



Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Yakuoin is a Shongon Buddhist temple with well-maintained precincts. It's also famous for its peony flowers in April.
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5-min walk from Seibu Shinjuku Line Shimoochiai Station

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pinMejiro Garden 目白庭園


Toshima-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

9:00-17:00 (-19:00 Jul-Aug); free; closed 2nd & 4th Mon of month* & Dec 29-Jan 3

Mejiro Garden is a small Japanese stroll garden created in 1990.
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5-min walk from JR Yamanote Line Mejiro Station
Mejiro Garden

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