Description

Kiyosumi Teien, designated a Place of Scenic Beauty in 1979, is a stroll-style garden featuring miniature hills and dry landscaping. The cornerstone of the garden is a huge pond (”sensui” in Japanese) that, containing three islets and the shadows of trees, creates stunning vistas. Water for the pond water once came from the Sumida River and now comes from rainwater. Extending into the pond is the sukiya-style (architectural aesthetics developed by tea masters in the 16th–17th centuries) Ryotei tea house, designated an Outstanding Historical Building by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Other highlights of the garden are the artificial mountain (Fuji-san), a typical motif of many Japanese gardens, its sides covered with azaleas and other vegetation to denote a waving sea of clouds, and the Japanese-style rock garden made up of assorted stones and gems. A three-minute walk from Kiyosumi-shirakawa Station on either the Toei Oedo or Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Lines.

Location Information

  • Address

    2, Kiyosumi, Koutou-ku, Tokyo, 135-0024

  • Nearest Station
    Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Station
    ・ Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line
    ・ Toei Oedo Line
    Exit A3
    3 minutes on foot
  • Phone Number
    03-3641-5892

    Our staff may only be able to communicate in Japanese.

  • Hours
    Every day 9:00am - 5:00pm
    *Last admission: 4:30 p.m. (may be extended during Golden Week, some event periods, etc.)
  • Closed
    Irregular holidays
    A New Year’s holiday (December 29th – January 1st)