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.588 views
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Drooping pine tree, Rikugien Garden, Tokyo258 views
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Rikugien was desinated as one of Japan's Special Scenic Spots in 1953. 国の特別名称238 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228 views
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Azaleas in bloom227 views
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A large crowd admire the beautiful weeping cherry tree.207 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.195 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). 168 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.159 views
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Seimon Gate entrance to Rikugien Garden.158 views
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Even the main Seimon entrance is crowded with people. This is a weekday. Admission 300 yen. 正門156 views
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Looks like the trees are on fire. Rikugien Garden, Tokyo146 views
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Pine tree144 views
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Pond142 views
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Under the shower of weeping flowers.142 views
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Closeup of flowers.140 views
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Matsu139 views
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Weeping cherry flowers.139 views
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Sign says the weeping cherry tree is in full bloom (mankai). 「しだれ桜 満開」136 views
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Azaleas in bloom134 views
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All kinds of matsu pine trees132 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".132 views
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Azalea bushes and pond131 views
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Side view127 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).118 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 1938.118 views
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Somei Yoshino cherry blossom tree117 views
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Bridge at Rikugien Garden, Tokyo117 views
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Cherry blossoms and pine tree114 views
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Rikugien Garden, Tokyo110 views
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Tree trunk108 views
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How the tree looks after it finishes blooming.107 views
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Pines105 views
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The many low-hanging branches are supported by wooden posts.102 views
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The garden is also colorful in autumn.101 views
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Leaves straight up80 views
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Momiji72 views
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Maples71 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.44 views
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Rikugien Garden's second weeping cherry tree at night.44 views
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They also light up the pine trees in spring, similar to autumn.22 views
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Tall bamboo illuminated. Very subtle colors against the black sky.22 views
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Very beautiful, but very crowded.21 views
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Picture-taking frenzy around Rikugien's weeping cherry tree.21 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.21 views
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This tall weeping cherry tree looks totally different from different angles.21 views
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Like a cherry tree monster.21 views
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Part of the illumination was pink.21 views
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Rikugien is also open at night during the autumn foliage season in Nov. Expect a long line.21 views
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Entrance21 views
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Chrysanthemum display21 views
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Pine trees and autumn leaves lit up at Rikugien Garden.21 views
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Japanese pine tree in fantastic shapes.21 views
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Weeping cherry tree in fall.21 views
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A long line to get in Rikugien at night in spring. It proceeds quickly though.20 views
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