Rikugien Garden, designated as a Special Place of Scenic Beauty, is one of the most beautiful gardens in Japan and a well-known spot for colors of autumn leaves. It was established in 1702 for the 5th Tokugawa Shogun and was opened to the public in 1938. The name Rikugi-en means “Garden of the Six Principles of Poetry” which comes from the idea of the six elements in waka poetry while en means garden.
The Fall Evening Illumination held every year from late November until mid December gives to the visitor a unforgettable experience.
Address: 6-16-3 Honkomagome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo.
photos: Junko Nagata © Japanbyweb.com