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Higo-Hosokawa Garden

1-1-22 Mejirodai, Bunkyo 112-0015, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3941-2010
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Beautiful garden in a local neighborhood

Unless you are staying at the Chinzanso or have some business at Waseda University, you are... read more

Reviewed December 24, 2015
Tokyo, Japan
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〜Suburban Residence of Daimyo, to the Hosokawa Family〜 This place had been used as a residential site for a retainer of the Shogunate since the mid-Edo period. In the late Edo period, the suburban residence of the Shimizu family, one of the three counts of the Tokugawa family, was located here. Later, it became the suburban residence of the Hitotsubashi family and then that of the Hosokawa family, the feudal lord of Higo Kumamoto (540,000 koku). 〜Establishment of the Park〜 After the Second World War, the owner of the site changed several times. In September 1961, a Tokyo metropolitan park opened on the site, and in April 1975, the jurisdiction over the park was transferred to Bunkyo City. The view from Shouseikaku has remained the same since the Meiji period: a pond in front, a grove on the left slope, and some lanterns. Comparison between the view and the picture passed down to the Hosokawa family will show the history of the garden.
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Dec 24, 2015
“Beautiful garden in a local neighborhood”
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1-1-22 Mejirodai, Bunkyo 112-0015, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3941-2010
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Reviewed December 24, 2015

Unless you are staying at the Chinzanso or have some business at Waseda University, you are unlikely to visit this area. But this park and the entire neighborhood is a beautiful place to visit any time of the year. It's about a 15 minute walk...More

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