Kokyo Gaien National Garden Tokyo

by Albertchewy Chew June. 27, 2019 236 views

Kokyo Gaien National Garden (or Kokyogaien National Gardens) is a extensive park surrounded by an abundance of nature that makes people forget they are in the center of a big city. With 2,000 well spaced Japanese Black Pines, moats, bridges, walls, gates and guardhouses of the Imperial Palace, it was once part of historical Edo Castle. It's peaceful and tranquil. Enjoy !

These pine trees blend in very well with the "Yaguras"(old watch towers) and gates, and also with the several moats which are all remnant of Edo Castle. These moats are the most important fresh water habitat for wild life in central Tokyo.

These pine trees blend in very well with the "Yaguras"(old watch towers) and gates, and also with the several moats which are all remnant of Edo Castle. These moats are the most important fresh water habitat for wild life in central Tokyo.

Kokyogaien National Gardens together with the Imperial Palace grounds are the single largest green area in the center of Tokyo

Kokyogaien National Gardens together with the Imperial Palace grounds are the single largest green area in the center of Tokyo

The large open space represent a very important nature reserve and recreation area in Tokyo.

The large open space represent a very important nature reserve and recreation area in Tokyo.

Not to be miss at this vast open park is the Nijubashi bridge. Nijubashi (which means the "Double Bridge") is one of the most well-known bridges at the Imperial Palace compound

Not to be miss at this vast open park is the Nijubashi bridge. Nijubashi (which means the "Double Bridge") is one of the most well-known bridges at the Imperial Palace compound

If you are looking at the bridge from the front, the two separate bridges appear as a single two storied bridge.

If you are looking at the bridge from the front, the two separate bridges appear as a single two storied bridge.

The name "Nijubashi" derives from the fact that in the olden days, this Steel Bridge was made of wood and was further reinforced with wooden beams, thus creating a so-called double bridge.

The name "Nijubashi" derives from the fact that in the olden days, this Steel Bridge was made of wood and was further reinforced with wooden beams, thus creating a so-called double bridge.

As I was walking back to the city, my eyes was affix to Tokyo's marvelous architectural green buildings.

As I was walking back to the city, my eyes was affix to Tokyo's marvelous architectural green buildings.

You can rent a bike in order to see all the park's corners, or just walk around and easily spend a couple of hours. The garden sits just a five-minute walk from Hibiya metro station. Enjoy your next trip to Japan.

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Ann Kennedy 8 months, 3 weeks ago

I'll get to Japan one day.  Would love to see the fall colours in the beautiful Japanese Gardens smile  Nice park.

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Antonio Gil 9 months, 1 week ago

Thanks for sharing these views. I didn't visit this garden

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