Wonderful Japanese Gardens in Tokyo

Nature & Outdoor

Yuki K.

4.72(271) reviews
Tokyo
English
7 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 5 people

There are many Japanese Gardens in Tokyo, many of which used to be a part of Samurai mansions. This tour is for those who want to visit Japanese gardens.You can choose three gardens from the list of gardens shown in the itinerary.

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Meeting Point

At your hotel

Choose three Gardens to go from the following list in the order of my recommendation.

I will propose an itinerary considering the location of your hotel.

1.Kiyosumi Garden

This garden used to be the garden of Mitsubishi Zaibatsu, famous for its collection of Japanese stones with lots of birds. (Admission: 300 JPY)

2.Happo-En's Japanese Garden

You can see Bonsai and varicolored carps in this garden, nice place for lunch, too.

3.Koishikawa Korakuen Garden

This garden used to be the mansion of Mito Tokugawa, wonderful atmosphere in the middle of Tokyo. (Admission: 300 JPY)

4. Rikugien Garden

This is a typical strolling type Japanese garden in Edo period made by Yanagisawa Yoshiyasu who loved Japanese old poems. (Admission: 300 JPY)

5.Hamarikyu Garden

This garden used to be the duck hunting field of the Tokugawa shoguns with salt water ponds and a 300 year old pine tree. (Admission: 300 JPY)

6.Ninomaru Garden of the Imperial Palace

This garden used to be the inner garden of Edo castle, which is renovated based on a picture in early Edo period. This is a typical strolling type Japanese garden and its original was made by Ensu Kobori who was a high ranking samurai. He was a master of the tea ceremony and made many other Japanese gardens, too. (Admission free, closed on Mondays and Fridays)

7. Hotel New Otani's Japanese garden

Wonderful garden with a marvelous waterfall. (Admission free)

8. Inner Garden of Meiji Shrine

A quiet garden with a teahouse and pond. There is a ground water well made by Kiyomasa during the early Edo period, which is a famous spiritual power spot. Recommended to visit in late June for iris flowers and the autumn leaves in November. (Admission: 500 JPY)

Ending Point

At your hotel

What to Expect

This is the list of gardens you can choose with their entrance fee, in the order of my recommendation.

1. Kiyosumi Garden (300 JPY)

2. Happo-En's Japanese Garden

3. Koishikawa Korakuen Garden (300 JPY)

4. Rikugien Garden (300 JPY)

5. Hamarikyu Garden (300 JPY)

6. Ninomaru Garden in the imperial palace (free)

7. Hotel New Otani's Japanese garden (free)

8. Inner Garden of Meiji Shrine (500 JPY)

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee,

Hotel pick up

Transportation cost of the guide within Tokyo

What‘s not included

Transportation cost of you (about 1,000 JPY per person within Tokyo)

Transportation cost of the guide outside of Tokyo (If you stay outside of Tokyo such as Disneyland.)

Lunch cost of you and the guide, entrance fee (described in each place in highlights, free for the guide)

Important Information

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Japan has been closed to foreign travelers since March, 2020. This restriction seems to be eased gradually from June, 2022. Please ask me the availability of the tour, excluding the Live Zoom Tours, before you book it. I was vaccinated three times with the Pfizer ones.

Not available on Mondays.

We will walk a lot as these are strolling type gardens; about 20,000 steps a day.

- The tour guide is not available on Monday.

- Please, send a direct message to the tour guide for confirming the availability before booking

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the transportation cost ?

It depends on the places but about 1000 JPY per person. I will rend you an IC card for public transportation.

Reviews

Masato N.

Dec 29, 2021

Excellent guide

Yuki is an excellent Zoom online guide. He is knowledgeable about Kamakura and very keen to guide me. I strongly recommend him to you.

Yuki K.

Dear Masato, Thank you for taking time to write such a good review of my tour. I hope my tour would be useful for making your own online tour. Best regards, Yuki

Bradley K.

Jul 24, 2021

Beautiful tour of Kamakura

Thankyou for your splendid tour Yuki. It was an enjoyable expierence and you are well versed in escapism.

Yuki K.

Dear Bradley, Thank you for giving me the remark with many stars. I hope this virtual tour will help you when you come to Japan in the future. Best regards, Yuki

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Debbie L.

Feb 4, 2020

Two great days in Tokyo

We are so grateful for two amazing days in Tokyo. We saw SO MUCH that we could not have managed by ourselves especially with the complicated subways! Yuki took us to so amazing spots that we could not have known about or seen so quickly in two days.

Yuki K.

Dear Debbie, Thank you for taking my tour. I am very happy if you enjoyed it. Please give my best regards to Dave, too. Yuki

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Andrew H.

Jan 25, 2020

Kyoto be Tokyo

An awesome day in Kyoto followed by some Tokyo highlights .. Yuki was an awesome guide - very knowledgeable, knew the best restaurants, public transport system, Japanese history and culture .. we enjoyed an awesome 2 days with him :) Thanks !

Yuki K.

Dear Andrew, Thank you for taking my tours. I was very much upset when I found that we were waiting at different places. But we met just before the departure of the Shinkansen and saw Mt. Fuji from the window of the train. We delayed for the tea ceremony in Kyoto, but you made it through and arrived Kinkaku-Ji temple before the sun set. It was a memorable tour for me, too. Please give my best regards to your family. Yuki

$190/ per group

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