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Koishikawa Kōrakuen Garden
Koishikawa Kōrakuen (小石川後楽園)
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Pond of Koishikawa-Kōrakuen
TypeUrban park
LocationKoishikawa, Bunkyō, Tokyo, Japan
Coordinates35°42′20″N 139°44′57″E / 35.705556°N 139.749167°E / 35.705556; 139.749167Coordinates: 35°42′20″N 139°44′57″E / 35.705556°N 139.749167°E / 35.705556; 139.749167
Panorama of fall colors
Engetsu-kyō stone bridge
Tsutenkyo bridge

Koishikawa-Kōrakuen (小石川後楽園) is a seventeenth-century garden in Koishikawa, Bunkyō, Tokyo. The garden was begun by Mito Yorifusa in 1629, and completed by his son Mito Mitsukuni.[1] It was created with advice from the Chinese scholar Zhu Zhiyu, and incorporates elements of both Chinese and Japanese taste.[2]

It is one of three surviving daimyō gardens of the many that were created in Edo after it became the military capital of the country, the others being the Rikugi-en and the Hama Rikyū gardens.[3]


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  1. ^ Parks in Tokyo Metropolitan. Tokyo Metropolitan Park Association. Accessed September 2017.
  2. ^ Martin Zatko (2017). The Rough Guide to Tokyo. London: Rough Guides. ISBN 9780241279120
  3. ^ David Young, Michiko Young (2012). The Art of the Japanese Garden. Kanagawa: Tuttle Publishing. ISBN 9781462905829