December 2007


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In 1721, the mansion of feudal lord Kuze Yamatonokami was built here. Later, Baron Iwasaki purchased the estate. He renovated the garden by digging a pond, filling it with water drawn from the Sumida river, and adding rocks collected from all over Japan.

(from the signboard at the entrance of the Kiyosumi Garden)

Photo: The Ryotei (tea ceremony hall architecture)

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Main plants: Japanese black pine, purple azaleas, iris, Taiwan cherry trees

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Iso-watari: The stepping stone pathways across the shallow parts of the pond.

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The Ryotei serves lunch and dinner (reservations necessary).

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Area: 81, 091 m2

Kiyosumi Garden: open from 9am-5pm (closed 29 Dec-1 Jan)
3-3-9 Kiyosumi Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0024

Access: Toei Oedo and Hanzomon line (Kiyosumi-shirakawa station)

(The above photograph is a scan of their brochure)

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