Mukōjima-Hyakkaen Garden Moon Viewing

Photo by jpellgen used under Creative Commons.

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

Tsukimi at the historical Mukojima-Hyakkaen Garden will include cultured performances on the koto as well as tea ceremonies and lantern painting. Entrance to the gardens is 150yen, and if you want to participate in the tea ceremony it will set you back 2,000yen.  Numbers for the lantern painting are also limited.

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.

Closest station(s): Higashi-Mukojima (Tobu Isesaki Line) Keisei Hikifune Station (Keisei Line)
Adverse weather policy: Outdoor activities cancelled in event of rain.
Area: Hikifune
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5 Responses to “Mukōjima-Hyakkaen Garden Moon Viewing”

  1. Quick question,

    does anyone know specific dates for this event?
    The official site is not cooperating in our search 😉

    Grts from Brussels,
    thanks in advance,

    • CheapoGreg

      Hi there,
      That’s the reason we hadn’t given the event a firm date. However, I just checked another site that is reliable and the date was September 14th to 16th. By the way, I went to this in 2014 and I can thoroughly recommend it.

      • Thanks a lot for the fast answer! We wont make it then, sadly so. Maybe next time! 😀

  2. The link to the website doesn’t work 🙁
    Is there a schedule for the event? I want to go when there are koto performances

    • CheapoGreg

      Hi there,
      The event is in the evening. I don’t know the exact timing of the koto performances, but if you’re there between 6pm and 8pm you will definitely see some.

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