Mejiro Garden is a circular Japanese garden that opened in 1990 in a quiet residential area of Mejiro. The garden is free of charge and is used as a place of relaxation not only by tourists but also by local residents.
The tea house in the garden is called Akatori-an, after the magazine Akai-tori, which was first published in the area. The Akatori-an is used as a resting place and also for haiku and tea ceremonies.
The rich scenery can be seen throughout the year, but many people visit during the weeping cherry blossom season in front of the Akatori-an and in autumn when the leaves change to autumnal hues.
During the Autumn season Meji Garden is beautifully illuminated and can be visited in the evening
How To Get To Mejiro Garden
Walking: 5 minutes from JR Mejiro Station. Or about 10 minutes from West Exit of JR Ikebukuro Station.
Mejiro Garden Information
|Hours||9:00-17:00 (until 19:00 in July and August)|
|Closed||2nd and 4th Mondays (or the following day if the Monday is a national holiday)|
Year-end and New Year holidays (12/29 – 1/3)
|Address||3-20-18 Mejiro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo|
Things To Do Near Mejiro Garden
- 0.6km – National Center for Traditional Crafts: This museum showcases 3,500 traditional crafts from all over Japan.
- 0.6km – Tokyo Metropolitan Theater [Ikebukuro] Hosts various stage performances and exhibitions of paintings and other works.
- 0.7km – Ikebukuro Owl Statues