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" Rikugien "
This giant cherry tree dignifiedly growing in the center of Rikugien, a former fuedal lord's garden, is called the Shidarezakura aka weeping cherry tree. It is very big as a weeping cherry, having a height of 13 meters and width of 17 meters. Being only about 50 years old, the tree is not yet an ancient tree but the rich appearance attracts many visitors.

As you walk under the gate to the inner garden approaching the center of Rikugien, you will find the marvelous figure of the huge weeping cherry tree. This shidarezakura puts on faint pink blossoms on every inch of its branches in the end of March. The sight of the tree with rich blossoms resembling a waterfall is truly overwhelming.
The glamour of the illuminated Daimyo Garden is more than words, and the light-ups of sakura in spring and foliage in autumn is worth having a look.

[Location] Rikugien Garden
6-16-3 Honkomagome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
[Access] 10-min-walk from Komagome Station: JR Yamanote Line, Tokyo Metro Namboku Line
10-min-walk from Sengoku Station: Toei Mita Line
[Inquiry] 03-3941-2222 (Rikugien)
[Admission] Adults: JPY300 65 and above: JPY150
free of charge for 12 and under, and for junior high school students living or studying in Tokyo

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