Most viewed - Rikugien Garden 六義園
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Rikugien Garden's famous weeping cherry tree. In Japanese, it is called "shidare-sakura" meaning drooping cherry.591 views
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Drooping pine tree, Rikugien Garden, Tokyo261 views
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Rikugien was desinated as one of Japan's Special Scenic Spots in 1953. 国の特別名称241 views
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A long line forms at Rikugien's Someimon Gate entrance. When the weeping cherry tree is in bloom in late March, many people come. 染井門229 views
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Azaleas in bloom228 views
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A large crowd admire the beautiful weeping cherry tree.208 views
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When this weeping cherry tree is in bloom, the garden is open at night and this tree is lit up.196 views
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Rikugien is one of the nicest Japanese gardens in central Tokyo, and one of two of Edo's famous gardens (other is Koishikawa Korakuen). 169 viewsThe garden was built in 1702 by Lord Yanagisawa Yoshiyasu from Kawagoe, who was a favorite ally of Shogun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, the 5th Tokugawa Shogun. It is a Kaiyu-type Daimyo garden with hills and ponds. Near Komagome Station on the Yamanote Line.
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Very difficult to take a picture of the tree without any people in it.160 views
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Seimon Gate entrance to Rikugien Garden.159 views
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Even the main Seimon entrance is crowded with people. This is a weekday. Admission 300 yen. 正門157 views
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Looks like the trees are on fire. Rikugien Garden, Tokyo149 views
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Pine tree145 views
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Pond143 views
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Under the shower of weeping flowers.143 views
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Closeup of flowers.141 views
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Matsu140 views
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Weeping cherry flowers.140 views
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Sign says the weeping cherry tree is in full bloom (mankai). 「しだれ桜 満開」137 views
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Azaleas in bloom135 views
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All kinds of matsu pine trees133 views
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The name, Rikugi-en, came from "six elements of Waka poems" that had been derived from "six styles of poems" written in the old Chinese poetry book "Mao-shi".133 views
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Azalea bushes and pond132 views
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Side view128 views
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Bridge at Rikugien Garden, Tokyo120 views
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This is a big pond with small islands and surrounded by trees. There are replicas of famous Japanese scenery such as Wakanoura in Kishu (Wakayama Prefecture).119 views
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During the Meiji Period, Rikugien became a villa owned by the Iwasaki family who founded the Mitsubishi corporate empire and was donated to Tokyo and opened to the public in 1938.119 views
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Somei Yoshino cherry blossom tree118 views
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Cherry blossoms and pine tree115 views
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Rikugien Garden, Tokyo113 views
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Tree trunk109 views
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How the tree looks after it finishes blooming.108 views
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Pines106 views
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The many low-hanging branches are supported by wooden posts.103 views
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The garden is also colorful in autumn.102 views
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Leaves straight up81 views
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Momiji73 views
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Maples72 views
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When the weeping cherry tree is in bloom, Rikugien Garden also illuminates the tree at night in late March to early April.47 views
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Rikugien Garden's second weeping cherry tree at night.47 views
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They also light up the pine trees in spring, similar to autumn.23 views
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Tall bamboo illuminated. Very subtle colors against the black sky.23 views
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Very beautiful, but very crowded.22 views
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Picture-taking frenzy around Rikugien's weeping cherry tree.22 views
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Rikugien also has a second weeping cherry tree. Very tall and in full bloom at the same time as the more famous tree.22 views
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This tall weeping cherry tree looks totally different from different angles.22 views
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Like a cherry tree monster.22 views
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Part of the illumination was pink.22 views
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Rikugien is also open at night during the autumn foliage season in Nov. Expect a long line.22 views
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Entrance22 views
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Chrysanthemum display22 views
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Pine trees and autumn leaves lit up at Rikugien Garden.22 views
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Japanese pine tree in fantastic shapes.22 views
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Weeping cherry tree in fall.22 views
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A long line to get in Rikugien at night in spring. It proceeds quickly though.21 views
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