We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Happoen Garden

Certificate of Excellence
Shinagawa / Gotanda
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 1-1-1 Shirokanedai, Minato 108-8631, Tokyo Prefecture
Name/address in local language
Phone Number:
+81 3-3443-3111
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Tokyo Tower, Tea Ceremony and Sumida River Cruise Day Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 443 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 105
  • 56
    Very good
  • 7
  • 0
  • 1
Interesting but not a must-do, very crowded

As with many places in Tokyo, we encountered lots and lots of people during cherry blossom season. There was a wedding going on as we were there, and it was hard to get around due... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Add Photo Write a Review

443 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 169: English reviews
Level Contributor
124 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As with many places in Tokyo, we encountered lots and lots of people during cherry blossom season. There was a wedding going on as we were there, and it was hard to get around due to wedding, but super interesting to see a real Japanese wedding in action. Go during the work week if possible, though they are closed on... More 

1 Thank justinballetta
Stockholm County, Sweden
Level Contributor
11 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a very beautiful garden. It's the most beautiful garden I have ever seen. I really recommend visiting it. Best is to go there in November / December when it's autumn colours.

Thank anniea20
Shibuya, Japan
Level Contributor
39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I went with my foreign friend at the Kaiseki in the indivusual place. The servie, food, garden, all of the detail even include of the pocelain etc all are so beautiful hermoney and would highly recommend it 離れでゆっくりと会食させていただきました。 お食事後は、歴史的なお部屋も拝見させて頂き、 海外からの友人も日本に来るたびにまた八芳園の 離れの懐石に行きたいと言います。 お食事も美味しく、器も美しくお庭も美しく、サービスもよく 全てが和を感じられるところでした。

Thank 153hiho
Level Contributor
7 reviews
Reviewed 27 March 2017

First is better to bok beforhand otherwise no place. You came for nothing. The food was good but too small portion for me. I was still hungry. Very nice people and the view from the bar is good. Peaceful view haha

Thank j m
Jaipur, India
Level Contributor
47 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

This is interesting, first time came and enjoyed a lot. This garden is very good to walk if someone has an addict to walking. Lots of different flowers and scenery which good for photography and its free of charge. So this place is worth for going hangout and spent a good time here.

Thank Kishanu-Karmakar
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Very small garden. Pretty garden but not worth travelling for. In early March.. not much flowers are blooming. Maybe better for mid spring. The restaurant there have limited food choices and also costly. Maybe couples taking picturea for wedding. Not for tourist.

Thank Jess N
Atascadero, California
Level Contributor
61 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

A beautiful garden that offers a 300 year old tree, a authentic Tea House nestled on the water, with the modern city skyline in it's back ground. Definately worth a visit.

Thank sbeck2015
Dusseldorf, Germany
Level Contributor
334 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Just in middle of town; nice Japanese Gardens, colorful with a big variety of flowers. It connects to Boat station..

Level Contributor
81 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Happoen basically is offering two opportunities. You can either enjoy a beautiful Japanese Garden free of charge, a quie place in the middle of the vibrant city or you can enjoy the location for events of different sizes. End of March we had a big company event with about 180 guests and Happoen turned out to be a perfect place.... More 

Thank michael0357
Level Contributor
52 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This place is incredible. Take time to find a spot and just sit. Take it all in. This was for sure my favorite garden. Better than the Monet Garden in France. This story here is deep and it's easy to connect with.

Thank Sonia H

Travellers who viewed Happoen Garden also viewed


Been to Happoen Garden? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Happoen Garden and other visitors
11 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (11)

Questions? Get answers from Happoen Garden staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Shinagawa / Gotanda

Neighbourhood Profile
Shinagawa / Gotanda
In Shinagawa, an office district shares space with luxury residential buildings and the scene is constantly changing with rapid development. Ikedayama park and Togoshi park are great places to see beautiful traditional Japanese gardens with ponds, as well as enjoy the changing seasons. Shinagawa was a post and a port town during the Edo era and the lavish old Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples at Shinagawa and Ebara are very popular. It's a great place to get in touch with the old Edo atmosphere on a pleasure boat cruising along the canal. The neighboring area around Gotanda station is a study in modern contrasts filled with unique restaurants and a lively nightlife.
Explore this neighbourhood