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Gyosen Park consists of the Heisei Garden and Shizen Zoo. Nice pocket of greenery and cute animals including a petting zoo. Free admission, near Kasai Station on the Tozai subway line. Park entrance.
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Map of Heisei Garden.There's the man pond in the middle, fronted by the Genshinan tea ceremony room and event space.
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Edogawa Heisei Garden was built in 1989, the first year of the Heisei Period. It occupies the northern part of Gyosen Park.
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Gyosen Park was donated to Tokyo in 1933 by a local politician whose had a business named "Gyosen." In 1950, Edogawa Ward took over the park's management. In 1983, a small zoo opened.
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Little too early for lotus in June.
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Weeping cherry tree planted to mark the 1st anniversary of Edogawa's sister city relationship with Gosford, Australia.
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Marker next to the weeping cherry tree planted to mark the 1st anniversary of Edogawa's sister city relationship with Gosford, Australia.
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Pond at Heisei Garden. Tea ceremony room on the left.
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Pond at Heisei Garden. Genshinan (源心庵) Tea ceremony room on the left. Edogawa, Tokyo
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Large koi carp in the pond.
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Large stepping stones.
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Small waterfalls
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Azalea bushes before they bloomed.
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In the following year, I revisited the garden to see the azalea in late April.
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Revisited the garden to see the azalea.
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Still a little early for these ones.
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Pine tree planted to mark the 20th anniversary of the Heisei Era.
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Irises in full bloom in early June.
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Hydrangea
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Cone-shaped Hydrangea
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Cone-shaped Hydrangea at Gyosen Park Heisei Garden, Edogawa, Tokyo
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Stone lantern donated by Shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu
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Stone lantern donated by Shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu
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Gyosen Park also has a small zoo. Open 10 am - 4:30 pm (Open 9:30 am on weekends and national holidays, closed at 4 pm from Nov. to Feb.). Closed on Mon. (open if a national holiday).
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Map of Gyosen park zoo. Free admission.
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Stork
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Ibis
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Ant eater
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Turtle
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Prairie dogs
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Prairie dogs
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Wallaby from Australia
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Wallaby from Australia
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Spider monkey
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Sea lions
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Sea lions
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Penguins
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Petting zoo
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Gyosen Park office
     
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