Happoen Garden

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Name in Japanese: 八芳園
Area: Shirokane
Address: 1 Chome−1−1 Shirokanedai, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0071 [map]
Phone: 03-3443-3111 03-3443-3111
Access: 172 m from Shirokanedai Station Namboku Line (N2)Mita Line (I2)
0.7 km from Shirokanetakanawa Station Namboku Line (N3)Mita Line (I3)
0.8 km from Takanawa-dai Station Asakusa Line (A6)
Hours: 10am - 10pm, Open 7 days a week but closed over the New Year holiday.
Admission: Free
Accessibility options: Premises are wheelchair accessible
Website: http://www.happo-en.com/english/garden/

Happoen Garden features all of the traditional elements of a Japanese garden—like koi-filled ponds and a traditional tea house. It is renowned for its harmony with nature, featuring cherry trees, bonsai, maple trees and other seasonal trees and plants. There are over 2,000 marriages yearly (apparently) so it is a good spot to see a traditional wedding procession!

There are also a few fancy restaurants within the grounds that are generally open to the public.

Photo by Gregory Lane