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 ¥1,000. 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.
Outdoor activities cancelled in event of rain.
- 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
Typical weather at this time:
High: 29 ºC Low: 22 ºC