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Koi in Tokyo

by Ryan

Tokyo has always given people the impression of a metropolitan city full of skyscrapers and new buildings. However, the city is much richer in nature than everyone expected. After a long day of sightseeing or shopping in the big city, you might want to find a more relaxing way to enjoy Tokyo. Here are 5 places in Tokyo where you can find koi so you can relax and watch the fish swim in their ponds 

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Koi in Tokyo : Atago Shrine

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Atago Shrine’s famous staircase will lead you to a pond filled with koi. If you want to feed them, koi food can be purchased near the pond. 

Access: 5-minute walk from Kamiyacho Station 

 

Gyosen Park 

 Located in a residential area in Edokawa District, there is a Japanese garden inside the park and a pool filled with koi. There is also a zoo next the park, making the pond a nice place to stop after a long day.

Access: 15-minute walk from Nishi-Kasai Station 

Closed every Monday (Tuesday when a national holiday falls on Monday) | December 30th – January 1st 

 

Kiyosumi Garden 

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Located near Kiyosumi-Shirakawa station, this is a beautiful garden with a large pond filled with many koi. You can purchase food at the store inside the garden to feed the fish.

Access: 5-minute walk from Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Station 

Opening hours: 09:00 – 17:00 (Last admission: 16:30) 

Closed: December 29th – January 1st  

Entrance fee: 150yen | 70yen for age 65 and above *Group discount available

 

Rikugien Gardens 

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Famous for the landscapes during the cherry blossom season. The park is surrounded by flowers and trees and hosts a huge koi pond. 

Access: 7-minute walk from Komagome Station 

Open hour: 9:00 – 17:00 (Last admission: 16:30) 

Closed: December 29th – January 1st  

Entrance fee: 300 yen | 150 yen for age 65 and above *Group discount available 

 

Setagaya Literary Museum 

Located inside the museum, the pond is a can’t-miss attraction. Even though fish feeding is prohibited, observing the fish might be another enjoyable way to find your inner peace.

Access: 5-minute walk from Roka-koen Station 

Opening hours: 10:00 – 18:00 (last admission 17:30)  

Close: Every Monday (Close on Tuesday when national holiday falls on Monday) | December 29th – January 3rd

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