Half-day Tour in Korakuen Landscape Garden & Kagurazaka

Once located outside Edo castle’s mote, the area has historic landscape garden and still remains atmosphere as entertainment district with geisha and maiko houses.
The tour starts with strolling along in Korakuen garden where you can enjoy changing landscapes of ocean, river, mountain and countryside in center of Tokyo. The garden is special in that it imitates famous Japanese/Chinese landscapes. Seasonal trees and flowers surrounding garden’s pond are remarkable. Next visit Kagurazaka area where used to be an entertainment district remaining sophisticated atmosphere. The guide will lead you to backstreet, another Kagurazaka. Lastly visit modern shine and complex facility uniquely designed by Kengo Kuma, architecture of Japan National stadium.
* Duration: 4 to 5 hours
* Starts: Bunkyo City, Japan
* Trip Category: Day Trips & Excursions >> Rail Tours




Once located outside Edo castle’s mote, the area has historic landscape garden and still remains atmosphere as entertainment district with geisha and maiko houses.
The tour starts with strolling along in Korakuen garden where you can enjoy changing landscapes of ocean, river, mountain and countryside in center of Tokyo. The garden is special in that it imitates famous Japanese/Chinese landscapes. Seasonal trees and flowers surrounding garden’s pond are remarkable. Next visit Kagurazaka area where used to be an entertainment district remaining sophisticated atmosphere. The guide will lead you to backstreet, another Kagurazaka. Lastly visit modern shine and complex facility uniquely designed by Kengo Kuma, architecture of Japan National stadium.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Koishikawa Korakuen Garden, 1-6-6 Koraku, Bunkyo 112-0004 Tokyo Prefecture

The tour starts with strolling in Koishikawa Korakuen landscape garden where used to be one of the major Daimyo feudal lord’s gardens. The garden mimics famous Japanese and Chinese landscapes, and consists of four landscapes of ocean, river, mountain and countryside. The tour guide will talk about the history and unique aspects of the garden.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kagurazaka, Kaguradzaka, Shinjuku 160-0022 Tokyo Prefecture

Next the tour visits Kagurazaka area where used to be an entertainment district remaining sophisticated atmosphere and now unique plant art and handcraft shops are lined.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Atami-yu Laundromat, Japan, 〒162-0825 Tokyo, Shinjuku City, Kagurazaka, 3-chōme, Unnamed Road 2丁目

The tour guide will lead you to Kagurazaka back street where local public bath and bars and nightlife establishments are located.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Akagi Shrine, 1-10 Akagimotomachi, Shinjuku 162-0817 Tokyo Prefecture

Akagi shrine was uniquely designed by Kuma Kengo, architect of National Olympic stadium and has Akagi cafe with sacred atmosphere where you can rest.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Akomeya Tokyo at La Kagu, 67番地 Yaraichō, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 162-0805, Japan

la kagu is complex facility designed by Kengo Kuma having clothes, fashion goods, book shops and cafe where you can find something new.

Duration: 30 minutes