The Tonogayato Garden is a relatively new landscape garden. It was constructed between 1914 and 1916 (Taisho period) at the edge of the 25 km long Kokubunji rift line.
The manager of the early Mitsubishi Group and later Vice-President of the South Manchurian Railway, Eguchi Sadae, bought the land in Kokubunji and has his garden and residence built there from 1913 to 1915.
The garden was designed by Sengoku Sōtarō (仙石壮太郎) as a strolling garden using the difference in level to structure it. At this time the garden was named Zuigien (随冝園).
This garden is famous for:
- The rift linie visible from the teahouse
- The fall colors of the maple trees
- Native plants to the Musashino plane
- The small bamboo forest
More information and a digital guidebook are available on the website of Real Japanese Gardens.