Mukojima-Hyakkaen Garden Moon Viewing

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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 ¥150, and if you want to participate in the tea ceremony it will set you back ¥2,000.  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.

Venue: Mukōjima-Hyakkaen Garden
Typical weather at this time
High: 28 ℃Low: 22 ℃
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Access: 380 m from Higashi-Mukōjima Station Tobu Skytree Line (TS5)
0.7 km from Hikifune Station Keisei Oshiage Line (KS46)Tobu Skytree Line (TS4)Tobu Kameido Line (TS4)
0.8 km from Keisei-Hikifune Station
Adverse weather policy: Outdoor activities cancelled in event of rain.
Area: Hikifune
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5 Responses to “Mukojima-Hyakkaen Garden Moon Viewing”

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    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,

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      CheapoGreg August 21, 2016

      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.

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

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

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      CheapoGreg September 14, 2016

      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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