Japanese aesthetics come into view. Let's tour Happoen and get to know Japanese gardens!
Start by setting up the guide map and earphone guide at the entrance of the main building!
1. pass through the main gate and head toward the main building.
2. Get a garden walking guide and earphone guide at the entrance of the main building.
The earphone guide can be downloaded in advance from this URL.
Start strolling around the garden. Let's walk around the pond!
As you exit the main building into the garden, you will see a pond. In a garden like Happo-en, you can walk around the entire garden by walking around the pond. There is no particular route, but we recommend that you stroll along the course we will introduce next.
Happoen Walking Tour and Highlights
Take a break at a café or restaurant when you are done strolling.
How to enjoy Happoen in each season
Check out the Japanese garden in Minato-ku.
Kaigan 1-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Opening hours: 9:00-17:00 (admission until 16:30)
Closed: Year-end and New Year's holidays (December 29 through January 1 of the following year)
Admission: ¥150 for adults, ¥70 for seniors 65 and over
Free for elementary school students and younger, and junior high school students residing or attending school in Tokyo
Free guided tours of the garden are available from 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays (45 minutes to 1 hour).
6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Opening hours: 7:00 - 23:00
Closed: Open year-round
International House of Japan Garden
5-11-16 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Admission: Free *Only available for guests and members
At Happoen, maps and earphone guides were provided, and visitors were free to explore at their leisure. After a leisurely tour, it would be fun to take a break at a restaurant or café. During special times of the year, the garden is also a must-see at night with light-up events. Why not plan a holiday to enjoy Japanese gardens in Minato-ku?
1-1-1 Shirokanedai, Minato-ku, Tokyo
*Kidomon gate is open from 10:00-16:00 on weekdays.
*The garden may not be open on weekends and holidays depending on banquet conditions.
The Kyu-Shiba Rikyu Garden is one of the oldest gardens owned by a feudal lord, estimated to have been built between 1678 and 1686. It is a circular pond typical of the early Edo period, with a well designated garden in the heart of the pond and exquisitely arranged ring of boulders around it, designated as one of the 'National Places of Scenic Beauty'. This was place originally part of the sea, but was later reclaimed and served as the residence of Elder Ōkubo Tadatomo. Tadamoto had a garden built at the same time as the main mansion and named it "Rakujuen". Several owners later, it became the Shiba mansion of the Kishu Tokugawa family at the end of the Edo period. It was acquired by the Arisugawanomiya family in 1871, subsequently purchased by the Department of the Imperial Household in 1875, and became the Shiba-Rikyu the following year. It was damaged during the Great Kanto Earthquake, but was restored in the following year by the city of Tokyo to commemorate the marriage of the Crown Prince (Emperor Showa). It has been open to the public since 1924.
The site of Roppongi Hills, the newest city in Tokyo, was the house of Mori-Kai Mamoru until the end of Edo. With a large area of 4300 square meters, the pond is centered on a waterfall, mountain stream, river babble, cherry blossoms, ginkgo trees, cherry blossoms in the spring, autumnal leaves in autumn, and seasonal taste. A stroll through the Japan garden is a special viewing. While you are in the city center, you can stroll through the garden Japan a full-fledged excursion ceremony. Christmas Illumination (December)
Former Iwasaki House Garden (Kokusai Bunka Kaikan)
Mitsubishi's fourth and Iwasaki Koyaita is a garden that was commissioned and built by the seventh generation Shibei Ogawa, the first architect of Kyoto's "Umeji". It is said to be a masterpiece of the modern garden which leaves the remnants of Edo early, and it has been designated as a scenic spot in Minato-ku in 2005.
The garden, created by making use of natural shapes as much as possible, boasts an area of about 10,000 tsubo (or 33,000 square meters). It includes a chapel, a temple, and a banquet hall, so it can be used for weddings or any other kind of reception. The "garden walk" is a set plan that is especially popular with middle aged and elderly guests. Visitors can also enjoy exploring the garden, preparing tea in the tea room, casual French cuisine at Thrush Cafe, and Japanese cuisine at Kaiju.