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Former Fukukawa Gardens

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Address: 1-27-39 Nishigahara, Kita 114-0024, Tokyo Prefecture
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Autumn foliage & roses - Japanese & Western gardens - worth a visit

Many visitors’ attentions seemed to be focused on the big house for which the gardens were built. The house was designed by an English architect in what is called English... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The villa and the upper part of the garden in western style was created around 1917, the lower part of the garden about 10 years later by a famous Kyoto garden architect. Beautiful example of classicaL garden architecture. Kyu Fukukawa Garden is just a ten minutes walk from Rikugien Garden, often considered Tokyo's most beautiful Japanese landscape garden alongside Koishikawa... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At the entrance, you are met by a large British house. Such building is perhaps rare in Japan but it is nothing special and would be quite commonly found in England. There is a rose garden next to the house. Rather small and not well designed. What appeals to visitors and draws them to this place is the Japanese garden... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many visitors’ attentions seemed to be focused on the big house for which the gardens were built. The house was designed by an English architect in what is called English architecture style in a brochure. Actually it’s a rather humdrum but imposing pile of depressingly dark brown stone in a late Victorian/early Edwardian style, apparently built for a Japanese family.... More 

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Ichikawa, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

You can visit both Japanese and English gardens here. If you visit on either May or October, you find many kinds of beautiful rose. Also you enjoy rose ice cream, if you like

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

This was out of the way of all other attractions in Tokyo, but if you have some time to spare and like flowers, you will like this garden. This garden features a Western portion, with a cottage-style house and all kinds of roses to blossom if you're here at the right time. The Japanese portion is a spectacular oriental style... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

This is one of the unique places to see the Western style architecture inside a Japanese garden. This garden is full of green and one of the beautiful places to be relaxed in busy Tokyo.Depending on season they have different flowers. If you wanna see lots of roses autumn and Spring is the best. ( Autumn from October to November... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

This is a nice garden and English-style home. It is easy to reach by JR train from the Tokyo station. I can imagine that it is fantastic during rose season and azalea season. They roses are now out bloom and the caretakers were deadheading all blooms that were left. There is a peaceful walk around a tradition Japanese lake with... More 

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Fujieda, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2009

Former Furukawa Garden is famous for its rose garden and fanciful house often used for TV dramas. But this garden also has a beautiful Japanese garden with huge garden lanterns having various patterns. Combination ticket with Rikugien garden is also a great idea. Visiting inside the house requires prior booking at least one week in advance. But during off-rose season... More 

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