Friday, 28 November 2014

Rikugien Gardens Illumination

Rikugien Gardens is one of the most known daimyo teien (garden of feudal lord) from the Edo Period, built by Yoshiyasu Yanagisawa who was the favorite retainer of the fifth Tokugawa Shogun Tsunayoshi. Designed to reflect famous scenes from waka poems, this ""Tsukiyama-Sensui"" style stroll garden has also been designated as a national scenic beauty since 1953. The gardens are known as one of the best spots for fall foliage viewing. The annual illumination event during the season invites many people who enjoy the beautiful collaboration between the flame of autumn leaves and the illumination throughout this beautiful example of Edo gardens. This year the illumination is during the period 2014.11.20 - 2014.12.7. The park is a short walk from Komagome station on the Yamanote line. 
This is a great place to go for those who do not find time to go outside Tokyo to see the autumn foliage.



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