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The Kiyosumi Teien is a traditional Japanese garden in Tokyo. Originally a residence for an Edo era merchant, the founder of Mitsubushi (Iwasaki Yatarō) bought the land during the Meiji Period to entertain guests. Containing many classic elements found in Japanese gardens, the list include a tea house on the water, water ponds, rock gardens, rock lanterns, stepping stone bridge, and a haiku poem from the famous poet
Matsuo Basho. Visitors can eat in the tea-house (advanced reservations required) for at truly serene experience. The tea house is a great place to see the reflection of the garden on the pond, or to relax the mind while enjoying soothing tea. There is also a beautiful memorial hall for Emperor Taisho and a miniature Mt. Fuji in the garden. Kiyosumi Garden sets itself apart thanks to it's impressive collection of stones set along the garden grounds. These stones were collected from all across Japan and compliment the
isowatari paths (stone paths set by the water). Walk along these paths with the water by your side to breath in the relaxing atmosphere in the garden.
The garden has been designated as a Tokyo Metropolitan Place of Scenic Beauty since 1979, and continues draw in crowds year round who appreciate Japanese landscapes and gardens. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city and stroll around the beautiful garden on one of our Cherry Blossom Japan tours or year-round Highlight Japan Tour packages!