Kiyosumi Garden is always beautiful. Enjoy the Japanese garden in Kiyosumi Shirakawa, a town of art.

Kiyosumi Garden, located in Koto-ku, Tokyo, is one of the nine metropolitan gardens in Tokyo.

Kiyosumi Garden is one of the nine metropolitan gardens in Tokyo.

Kiyosumi Shirakawa, where Kiyosumi Garden is located, is a popular tourist spot in recent years, with its retro downtown atmosphere and many art spots such as the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo.

The area is also easily accessible by train from Nihonbashi and other business districts of Tokyo, making it an easy place to visit for those who come to the center of Tokyo on business.

Kiyosumi Garden was originally the former residence of a feudal lord during the Edo period, and was acquired by Mr. Iwasaki, the founder of Mitsubishi Zaibatsu, who planned to create a garden. 1891 saw the opening of the garden as a place for the comfort of employees and for inviting guests. Now that it has become a metropolitan garden, it is a popular healing spot for many people, including local residents.

Walking in Kiyosumi Garden

Kiyosumi Garden is structured to allow visitors to walk around a large pond and enjoy the scenery, which takes about 40 minutes. You can walk around the garden on foot.

It is recommended to walk on the large stones on the surface of the pond.

This is called "isowading," and from the stepping stones, you can not only see the reflection of the garden in the water, but also see the creatures that live in the garden up close, such as turtles relaxing near the stones and carp swimming gracefully in the pond.

You don't always have to walk on the stones. Some courses are barrier-free, so you can enjoy them even if you bring a wheelchair or a baby carriage.

The park also has various famous stones collected from all over Japan, and admiring their mysterious shapes and colors is a relaxing time, just like looking at art.

Points to watch

Kiyosumi Garden is a garden where one can enjoy the scenery all year round, regardless of the season.

The garden is famous for its pine trees, but you can also see cherry blossoms, Japanese honeysuckles, autumn leaves, and snow in the garden, making it a beautiful sight in every season.

There are two buildings in the garden, Taisho Kinenkan (Taisho Memorial Hall) and Ryotei (Ryotei Pavilion). These two buildings are currently used as meeting facilities, so you can only enjoy the exterior of the buildings, but they are very picturesque when viewed from the garden over the pond. Please be sure to take pictures of them with the garden.

Why not enjoy a stroll in the garden along with a stroll in Kiyosumi Shirakawa?

Location Kiyosumi Teien (Kiyosumi Garden)
Address 3-3-9 Kiyosumi, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Transportation By train:
3 minutes walk from Kiyosumi-Shirakawa (E14/Z11) station on the Toei Oedo Line and Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line
Official website