Kiyosumi Garden

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Time Out says

Characterised by its large pond, Kiyosumi Teien features footpaths that were designed to take you on a walk through the garden’s waterscape, which is alive with glittering koi fish, turtles and birds. As beautiful as the boulders of Kiyosumi Teien are, their placement around the garden and its three islands are no coincidence. Shipping financer and Mitsubishi founder Iwasaki Yataro used his steam ships to collect beautiful stones from all around Japan and decorated the garden with them. Large stepping stones called isowatari are placed in the shallower parts of the pond where you can admire the trees’ reflections across the water, something that makes the garden unique.


3-3-9 Kiyosumi, Koto-ku
Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Station (Oedo line, Hanzomon line)
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