A visit to a city park is an essential thing to do in Tokyo, and for a beautiful and quieter alternative to the tourist strips, Ikedayama Park is an excellent choice. A Japanese garden once belonging to a noble family, the park is located in one of Tokyo's smartest neighborhoods. Full of beautiful nature and ponds, the park offers a spot of tranquility within the bustling capital.
The park is full of Japan’s native flora, including cherry blossoms and Japanese maples, making it a great place to visit during fall season or spring when the scenery is at its peak. A pathway between the trees lets you get lost in your surroundings and spend a moment alone with your thoughts.
Several ponds boasting carp can be found in Ikedayama Park– take a walk across the pond bridge and see them up close, or stop to admire the traditional water well.
The perfect place to enjoy a morning stroll or an evening walk after a long day of Tokyo sightseeing, Ikedayama Park may not be the most visited of Tokyo attractions, but it’s certainly one of the most peaceful.