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Tonogayato Garden

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2018年11月上旬に訪問。 女友達のポートレートを撮影するために訪問しました。 入口からは分かりませんが、庭園の半分から向こうは階段で10段20段の下にあります。もちろん階段はありますが、置き石の... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kawasaki, Japan
Lovely Japanese Garden hidden away in suburbia

I spent a very pleasant hour walking round the garden on a sunny cool October morning. I went in... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2017
Nick D
Hong Kong, China
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3 days ago
24 Nov 2017
“Lovely Japanese Garden hidden away in suburbia”
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2 Minamicho, Kokubunji 185-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 42-324-7991
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Reviewed 3 days ago

2018年11月上旬に訪問。 女友達のポートレートを撮影するために訪問しました。 入口からは分かりませんが、庭園の半分から向こうは階段で10段20段の下にあります。もちろん階段はありますが、置き石の階段だったりそれが不規則な並びだったりするので足腰の弱い方は全部見るのは難しいと思います。 2018年はちょっと紅葉が遅れていますが、庭園内はそれでも色づきが始まっていました。庭園内には水が湧き(たぶん武蔵野台地の端っこからの湧き水)、流れているので本当に素晴らしい景観です。 なにより国分寺駅から徒歩2,3分という近さでこんなに静かな庭園があるなんて都内では貴重な存在です。 写真的には構図上周囲の建物が入る向きもありますが、ちょっとポートレートを撮りたいという時には使えると思います。(商業撮影は庭園の許可が必要かと思います) また駅前に戻れば食事処には困りません。 今回は紅葉の時期でしたが新緑の季節にも再訪したいと思います。 Tonogayato-teien garden. Visited Early Nov. 2018. Located very close to Kokubunji station, Chuo-line, Tokyo. Approximately 25 min. from Shinjuku by rapid train to Kokubunji. This is the old Japanese style garden, established around 100 years ago. Faced...More

Thank akio1919
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

A delightful and beautiful garden with history old buildings blossoming trees and many birds. A lovely place to sit and contemplate from the open sided rest house. Maples in autumn but no Sakura in spring. Instead there is plum and wintersweet or robai to enjoy....More

Thank Kieran D
Reviewed 25 January 2018

Tonogayato is one of the best of the Japanese gardens in the Tokyo area (few on the ground compared to Kyoto). Its popularity has caught on in the last couple of years, but still tranquil enough on weekdays. It is at its best in autumn,...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

I spent a very pleasant hour walking round the garden on a sunny cool October morning. I went in on a whim, but would recommend a visit if you are in the area. It’s very pretty and well laid out.

Thank Nick D
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

This is the beautiful Japanese garden! It's a perfect place taking a walk:) Until now, I have looked for the place I can get the peace of mind. This is it. It takes about 30 minutes for around the garden but you can spend all...More

Thank toshijuki
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Although it's small it's very nice, and if you are in Kokubunji area and have 30 minutes to spare definitely consider spending them in this relaxing garden. You Take the south exit of Kokubunji station and turn left, the garden will shortly be on your...More

Thank Matan K
Reviewed 6 December 2016

This is a local Japanese garden currently owned and operated by Tokyo City Hall. It was built by the Iwasaki Family (the founding family of Mitsubishi Corp.). The garden is one of a few Japanese gardens in the areas open for public with a minimal...More

1  Thank odspecialist
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

I often visit this quiet and beautiful green tree garden for take a break. Here is unbelievable calm n peaceful place even though Kokubunnji station is very closed. I prefer staying late afternoon by myself. In Autumn, green forest turns beautiful red. I do recommend...More

Thank Kaeru
Reviewed 26 March 2016

The Tonogayato Gardens are beautiful; a welcome respite right near a train station in an urban area. Admission is less than $2 (less than $1 for seniors) and one can easily wile away an hour or more--even in February before the blossoms burst. A wonderful...More

Thank emilee l
Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

The park is just a very short walk from the train station. Such a quiet oasis in a busy city. Take the time to visit The lake and the teahouse.

Thank Richard D
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