Kokubunji – Tonogayato Garden (Tonogayato Teien)

Tonogayato Garden
Making a stopover before heading to the Hachioji Matsuri for the second time, I visited Tonogayato Garden in Kokubunji. Kokubunji is on the JR Chuo Line, the garden is only a two minute walk from the South Exit.

The garden contains a pond with an island, a smaller goldfish pond and a bamboo forest. In contrast to the two ponds, there is a spacious lawn. A tea house is a reminder of the past of this park, the founder of Mitsubishi, Iwasaki Yataro, bought it in 1929 and built a tea house. The park was originally created for Eguchi Teijo, vice-president of the Manchurian Railway.

Tonogayato Garden
Goldfish Pond

It is designated as a Place of Scenic Beauty. Tonogayato Garden is a very diverse garden containing many different kind of flora and fauna.

Tonogayato GardenThe park is open from 9am to 5pm (entry until 4:30pm). Entrance fee is 150 Yen.

Tonogayato Garden

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This is my personal blog expressing my love for traveling in Japan, Korea and other parts of the world. When I'm not studying languages or extending my camera collection, I write for computer and tech magazines. Check out my YouTube videos as well. All new posts including ones for older events will be announced on my Twitter account.

Posted on Saturday, August 7, 2010, in japan, park, tokyo and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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