The Rikugien garden is dedicated to Waka poetry and resembles the six rules of Waka. Built during the Edo period (1603 – 1868), it showcases the typical features of a daimyō strolling garden.
Later, it was purchased by the founder of Mitsubishi, who added to his taste here and there, but let the original structure almost untouched.
This garden is famous for:
- Its relation to waka poetry
- The azalea covered hill
- The light-up event in fall
- The weeping cherry tree in spring
More information and a digital guidebook are available on the website of Real Japanese Gardens.