Mejiro Garden

Mejiro Garden: Hours, Address, Mejiro Garden Reviews: 4.5/5

Mejiro Garden
4.5
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
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Neighbourhood: Ikebukuro
Ikebukuro is an area of massive development. Several thousand tenants occupy two giant department stores and shopping malls, where all sorts of shopping and gourmet foods can be enjoyed. The 60-story building at the east entrance of the station, Sunshine City, is a landmark within Ikebukuro and features an aquarium, planetarium, theme park as well as an observation platform. The popular name for the western side of this area is "Otome Road" (Maiden Road) and there are many shops selling products related to anime with a female theme. It has rapidly become the worldwide headquarters for ‘otaku’ or geek culture.
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Sony Rajan
Tokyo, Japan195 contributions
Dec 2021
A great place in the middle of the city. The park was beautiful for the autumn colors. Peaceful in the midst of bustling Tokyo
Written 16 December 2021
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Bal
Japan2 contributions
Dec 2020
great garden, beautiful and quiet. A great destination for a walk or to find a calm spot for meditation! :) loved the place, not so big.
Written 23 December 2020
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Vermont6,765 contributions
Nov 2019
Mejiro Garden was a real treat and a stunning hidden gem for foliage. Color in other gardens we visited in Tokyo was not great this year, but the day we visited Mejiro Garden it was at absolute peak.

The garden is small and it takes a bit of work to find, but it is worth the effort. It is a short walk from Mejiro Station. There are signs posted along the street showing you where to go; the first is on the corner of Bakery Antendo. The walk is about 10 minutes through a primarily residential area with a few shops including “Ballerina” selling ballet costumes.

The garden is surrounded by a wall - be careful not to walk right past it. No other Westerners were there when we visited. Several Japanese tourists, a small group of local senior citizens, a wedding photo shoot, and a small group of Chinese twenty-somethings were the only people there.

The garden surrounds a large pond with a walking path going around 3 sides. The stroll garden has all the standard landscape features including an artificial hill, a small pagoda, a waterfall, a pavilion and wonderful plantings that in autumn were amazingly colorful.

There are numerous photos ops from various locations on the path and there were at least 3 other photographers there while we visited. At the far end there is a grassy area which had several food stalls around it - all closed for business when we visited. On the fourth side of the pond there are benches underneath a veranda; the seniors were sitting on the these benches admiring the view. Above the veranda is a building which looked as if it could rented for functions and it also included a children’s play school. The bride and groom rested in the building after having their photos taken in the pavilion above the pond.

There was no entry fee for the garden. The lovely ladies at the entrance asked us about our Japan trips, our visit to their garden, and then gave us a small gift.
Written 4 October 2020
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Gregory R
Falkirk184 contributions
Nov 2019
Although there was light rain on the day i visited in late November , it was a beautiful small garden and a little off the beaten track so it was very quiet. The path around the lake was beautiful and offered great photo opportunites with some intense red colours of autum leaves . Entrance was free with an english guide map availalbe plus some postcards for sale of the illumnations at night.
Written 9 December 2019
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RubyFG
Manila, Philippines12 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
My first time to visit this park. It was quite small. I came just in time that it opened at 5pm for the night illumination. Not a popular park but a hidden gem in Tokyo. Only local Japanese tourists, mostly couples on a Sunday night. So it is not as crowded as compared to Kyoto’s gardens. Great experience. Best part was it was just one station away from Ikebukuro.
Written 3 December 2019
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Julie V
Hamilton, Canada92 contributions
Jan 2019 • Family
So many gardens in Japan are gorgeous. The attention ro detail, meaning, quiet and respect are so apparent.
Written 19 January 2019
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Eugene V
Ukraine92 contributions
Dec 2018 • Solo
As small, as beautiful garden between Ikebukuro's stone monsters. Amazing place for relaxing, great place for photografers.
Written 20 December 2018
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cbwhite98
NC93 contributions
Jun 2018 • Business
I walked to Mejiro Garden from Ikebukuro and was glad this was my first stop. Even though nothing is blooming or growing in June, the nice pond with koi, ducks, etc. and the escape from the city is totally worth it. I did not pay an entry fee, nor was anyone at the gate, so I assume it is free entry. Got to see a photographer taking wedding pictures with a couple dressed in traditional.
Written 9 July 2018
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Jaime G
Shanghai, China1,316 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
This place is so amazing . You must see this if you go to Tokyo. It really is amazing . I’ll let the photos say it for themselves
Written 9 June 2018
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JCtennis
San Diego, CA110 contributions
Mar 2018 • Family
Since this site got such high marks, I paid the ticket to go through the giant park. Note, the ticket is valid only until closing 5pm? it's not 24 hours.
If you want a quiet escape from Tokyo for a short while, it is a very small version of Central Park. It has a small lake in the middle but you can walk the whole site in under an hour.

Maybe when the flowers and trees are blooming in the Spring thru late Fall, it looks much better. But in mid-March, there are very few things growing (much less cherry blossom buds bearly spouting).

In the Winter, save your money and go through the free park at Yoyogi instead.
Written 22 March 2018
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