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≪Autumn Foliage Spots≫ Kyu-Furukawa Gardens

≪Famous Autumn Foliage Spots≫ Kyu-Furukawa Gardens

Photo/Kushibiki Norihisa © Tokyo Metropolitan Park Association

Garden with Japanese and Western are in perfect harmony

This garden was designed using the slope of the Musashino Highland and the contiguous lower area. The Western-style residence was built on a small hill. The Western portion of the garden was located on the slope and, on the lower level of the grounds, the Japanese garden was created. This property was originally the location of the residence of a famous Meiji Period notable, Mutsu Munemitsu. However, when his second son was adopted into the Furukawa family, it became the property of the Furukawa family (The buildings from the previous era no longer exist).

≪Famous Autumn Foliage Spots≫ Kyu-Furukawa Gardens

Photo/Kushibiki Norihisa © Tokyo Metropolitan Park Association

The currently existing western-style residence and garden was designed by the English architect, Josiah Condor (1852 to 1920), who, over the last part of the Meiji Period and first part of the Taisho Period designed the Rokumeikan, the Nicolai Cathedral, the historic Iwasaki western-style residence, etc., and made many contributions to the development of architecture in Japan.

≪Famous Autumn Foliage Spots≫ Kyu-Furukawa Gardens

Photo/Kushibiki Norihisa © Tokyo Metropolitan Park Association

Ogawa Jihei, alias Niwashi-Ueji (1860 to 1933), a designer of Japanese gardens from Kyoto, created the Japanese garden renowned for its beauty that matched the level of the residence.

If wax tree located on the banks of the Shinji-ike begins to autumn foliage, garden will turn autumn color. You can look at the maple and ginkgo of Japanese garden that turns red and yellow vividly from the observatory.

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Event Name ≪Autumn Foliage Spots≫ Kyu-Furukawa Gardens
Venue Kyu-Furukawa Gardens
Dates Around late November – Around early December ※Average year
Note Tour of the Western-style house, is required in advance of the application by the round-trip postcard as a general rule.
Please contact the following for more information.
Otani Museum Foundation Tel: 03-3910-8440
Open Hours 9:00-17:00
※Last admission until 16:30
Admission General: ¥150
65 and over: ¥70
※No charge for primary school children or younger, and junior high school students living or attending school in Tokyo
Free Wi-Fi Service Center (Admission ticket counter)
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Address 1-27-39 Nishigahara, Kita-ku, Tokyo
Contact 03-3910-0394
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