This garden was built by an antique dealer between 1804 and 1830.
The name of the garden means “a garden with a hundred flowers that bloom throughout the four seasons”, and the garden is indeed known for very beautiful flowering trees and shrubs.
At the time when the garden first opened, its main feature was 360 ume trees.
In later years, many different blooming flowers and plants mentioned in classic Chinese and Japanese works of literature and poetry were collected, enabling visitors to enjoy blooming flowers throughout the year.
The garden is the only surviving flower garden from the Edo Period. What is also special about it is that it was not built as a part of a residence.
12 pages full of information about the Mukōjima-hyakkaen
20 pictures of the garden
The eBook is delivered as PDF and mobi as a small present.
How to get there
The closest metro station is Higashi-Mukojima of the Tobu-Skytree-Line. From the station, head 500m east to get to the garden.
9am – 5pm (last entrance at 4:30)
Closed around New Year between December 29th and January 3rd.
EN: Tokyo, Sumida-ku, Higashimukojima 3-18-3