Higo Hosokawa Garden previously named the Shin Edogawa Park is a park developed on the site of the Hosokawa family, which is selected as one of the 100 best historical gardens in Japan.

Higo Hosogawa Garden Tokyo

The park is centered around a circular fountain garden that takes advantage of the topography with many springs from Mejirodai.

The park offers a variety of scenery from season to season and is used as a place of relaxation for local residents.

Higo Hosogawa Garden Tokyo

The garden is especially popular with visiters to tokyo in the autumn when the leaves turn red and in the winter when the ground is covered with snow.

It is said that the Name “Kanda River” comes from the fact that the Kanda River running in front of the garden used to be called “Edogawa” (Edo River).

Higo Hosogawa Garden Tokyo

How To Get To The Higo Hosokawa Garden

  • About 10 minutes on foot from Edogawabashi Station on the Yurakucho Line.
  • Or About 7 minutes on foot from Waseda Station on the Toden Arakawa Line.
Higo Hosogawa Garden Tokyo

Higo Hosokawa Garden Information

NameHigo Hosokawa Garden
Hours9:00-16:30 (until 16:00 from November to January)
Admission until 30 minutes before closing time.
ClosedYear-end and New Year holidays (Dec. 28 – Jan. 4)
Address1-1-22 Mejirodai, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo

Things To Do Near Higo Hosokawa Garden

  • 100m > Eiseibunko: Weapons and artifacts from the Hosokawa family are on display.
  • 200m > Sekiguchi Bashoan (Matsuo Basho’s Residence): Matsuo Basho lived here and built Ryugakuin-an
  • 400m > Dr. Tsubouchi Theatre: Founded to celebrate the completion of the translation of the complete works of Shakespeare
Higo Hosogawa Garden Tokyo

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