Often skipped and under appreciated, this little garden is a masterpiece. It’s considered Tokyo’s most beautiful landscape garden. It’s famous for reproducing in miniatures 88 scenes from well-known Japanese poems.
It takes an hour to traverse entire network of paths. Add extra twenty minutes on top if you fancy a traditional Japanese green tea with a red bean cake in one of publicly open teahouses. This great example of Edo era’s garden is best to visit in Autumn or Spring. I had a chance to admire various flowering trees including weeping cherry trees not far from the main gate.
It gets quite crowded even in the middle of the week, so it’s better to arrive fairly early as the queue to the entrance tends to build up later in the day.