Beautiful shidare-zakura at Rikugien


Rikugien is known as one of the mots famous gardens in Tokyo, as well as Koishikawa Korakuen.

The garden is popular for its wonderful view changing with seasons, including spring cherry blossoms and autumn leaves.

It certainly worth seeing as you can feel the taste of good old Japan.



Shidare zakura attracts people every year

Source: Tokyo Foundation Metropolitan Park Association

Every spring, many people visit Rikugien to see huge shidare-zakura, or weeping cherry tree, whose branches are drooping to the ground.

The height of the tree reaches 15 meters, and width reaches 20 meters.

The blossom shows two different faces, the beautiful figure lighted by spring light in daytime, and the fantastic appearance in the night sky.

Both two aspects are spectacular and breathtaking.

Annually, pink flowers full of branches come to bloom at the end of March.

The shidare-zakura attracts people with its appearance like a falling waterfall.


 About Rikugien

The Rikugien garden is colored with various seasonal flowers through a year:

The symbolic shidare-zakura in full bloom in spring, about 30 kinds of azaleas in early summer followed by wisterias and hydrangeas, cluster amaryllis in autumn, and camellia and plums in winter.

Whenever you visit, as the seasons turn, a beautiful scenery just for that day and that moment come into your eyes.

Vườn Rikugien nổi tiếng với biểu tượng là những cây anh đào nở rực rỡ vào mùa xuân. Sang đầu hè là lúc khoảng 30 loại hoa khác nhau như hoa tử đằng, hoa cẩm tú cầu cùng nhau nở. Tiếp đó mùa thu đem theo hoa bỉ ngạn, hoa trà cùng hoa mơ… lần lượt khoe sắc. Suốt một năm Rikugien là những câu chuyện về bốn mùa Nhật Bản với sự phong phú và của các loài hoa làm say mê không biết bao nhiêu du khách. Mỗi khi chuyển mùa, nếu đến thăm vườn bạn sẽ lại có một cảm nhận khác nhau chỉ có tại thời điểm đó, ngày đó.

Address: 6-16-3, Honkomagome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo

Open: 9:00 – 17:00 (final entry at 16:30)

Admission: normal ¥300/ 65 y.o. or older ¥150 (elementary students, and junior high students who live in Tokyo or going to schools in Tokyo: FREE)

Access: 7min walk from Komagome Sta. on JR Yamanote Line and Tokyo Metro Namboku Line

10min walk from Sengoku Sta. on Toei Mita Line


 Shidare-zakura and daimyo garden lighting

Duration: March 21, 2018 – April 5, 2018

Time: 9:00 – 21:00 (final entry at 20:30)

*During the event period, open hour extended until 21:00 (final entry at 20:30)

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