Mukojima-Hyakkaen Garden Moon Viewing

9:00am – 9:00pm

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.

2022 Schedule

  • Sep 9, 17:00-17:30: Offering ceremony
  • Sep 10 to Sep 11, 15:00-20:00: Tea ceremony
  • Everyday, 17:50-21:00: Lantern lighting
  • Everyday, 18:00-20:00 Koto music performance
  • Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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