Kyu-Furukawa garden



Name Kyu-Furukawa garden
Category Garden
Address Nishigahara 1-27-39, Kita-ku, Tokyo 114-0024
Phone number 03-3910-0394
Admission General 150 yen
65 years of age or 70 yen
(elementary school or less and junior high school students in Tokyo resident-student is free)


Main facilities On the hill Western-style mansion, Western-style garden on the slopes, in the lowland Japanese garden
Other facilities
Main flowers and plants Rose, Azalea, Autumn foliage
Recommended season Early summer, Autumn
Brief explanation On Musashino Plateau slopes and lowland, north side of the slightly elevated on the hill built a Western-style mansion and garden on the slopes, and then in the lowland, is arranged as the Japanese garden.
The garden was firowned by Munemitsu Mutsu, an elder statesman in the days of the Meiji Restoration, and then became the property of the Furukawa family (although original buildings is exist).
The designer of the current European-style building and garden is Dr. Josiah Conder (1852-1920). He is a famous British architect designed many famous buildings including the former Iwasaki European-style mansion, Rokumeikan and Holy Resurrection Cathedral (Orthodox Church in Japan) made a significant contribution.
Japanese garden section was designed by a famous gardener Ueji 7th or Jihei Ogawa (1860-1933), he is famous of designing a garden of a Heian shrine park or Maruyama park (both in Kyoto) .
After the WWII, ownership was moved to the nation, and then to leased the Tokyo Metropolitan Government with free of charge, and then has been open to the public.
In invaluable to keep prototype of the few the garden in Taisho era, the harmony of traditional techniques and modern technology, with excellent splendid harmony of Japanese and Western styles by maintaining original style. The garden designated as important scenic by the Law for the Protection of Cultural Properties on 2006.
Opening hours Open 9 am - 5 pm  (admission until 4:30 pm)
Closed end of the year, the beginning of the year (December 29 to January 1 next year)
Access JR Keihin Tohoku Line Kami-Nakazato Station, 7 minutes
Tokyo Metro Nanboku Nishigahara Station (N15), 7 minutes
JR Yamanote Line Komagome Station walk 12 minutes  streetcar Arakawa line "Asukayama" walk 18 minutes
Kita-ku Community Bus (Prince, Komagome root) 20-minute interval
"Kyu-Furukawa gardens" get off
Car park information No
Official website English
Official web in Japanese 日本語公式ウェブページ

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