Mukōjima-Hyakkaen Garden Moon Viewing

9:00am – 9:00pm
¥150 (on the door)

The cool clear fall air is traditionally the time for tsukimi (moon viewing). It’s really just a good excuse to have a picnic in the evening while the weather is still warm.

What happens?

Tsukimi at the historical Mukōjima-Hyakkaen Garden will include cultural performances such as koto playing, as well as tea ceremonies and lantern painting. Numbers for the lantern painting are limited to only 35 people.

The garden usually closes at dusk, so this is a unique opportunity to explore the garden at night. Scattered throughout the garden are washi (lanterns with poems to the moon).

How much does it cost?

Entrance to the gardens is ¥150, and if you want to participate in the tea ceremony it will set you back ¥1,000

Schedule 2023

  • Sep. 28 (17:00–17:30): Offering ceremony
  • Sep. 29–30 (15:00–20:00): Tea ceremony
  • Every day (17:50): Lantern lighting
  • Every day (18:00–20:00): Koto music performances
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