Kiyosumi Teien Garden

Cheapo Article: Kiyosumi Garden: An Island of Tranquility in East Tokyo
Japanese script: 清澄庭園
Area: Kiyosumi
Access: 268 m from Kiyosumi-shirakawa Station Hanzomon Line (Z11)Oedo Line (E14)
0.9 km from Morishita Station Shinjuku Line (S11)Oedo Line (E13)
0.9 km from Monzennakachō Station Tozai Line (T12)Oedo Line (E15)
Address: 3-3-9 Kiyosumi, Koto-ku, Tokyo [map]
Phone: 03-3641-5892 03-3641-5892
Hours: 9am - 5pm (last entry 4:30pm) Closed Dec. 29 to Jan 1.

An historic garden in the Fukagawa neighborhood in Eastern Tokyo, Kiyosumi was originally the residence of an Edo Merchant before a feudal lord transformed it into a Garden. Later, in the Meiji Period, the owner of Mitsubishi bought it and later donated it to the Government. The Garden features landscape stones sourced from across Japan, including stepping stones you can use to cross the pond, looking out for watery creatures below. There are dry waterfalls, three islands and a tea house in the grounds which are just over 80,000 square meters.