Kyu-Furukawa Gardens (旧古河庭園) could be described as a half English, half Japanese garden. One half looks like a traditional English garden, with a manor house and roses, while the other half has a traditional Japanese pond and stone structures.
Budget travel tips
Sakura Hot Spring and Rikugien Garden are within walking distance, so save some money and do them all in a morning or afternoon.
Early May to early June is a great time to come for the roses and occasional free music events.
How to get there
From Shinjuku station, take the Yamanote line (green JR line) to Komagome station (16 mins, 170 yen).
From Tokyo station, take the Yamanote line (green JR line) to Komagome station (18 mins, 170 yen).
From JR Komagome station, take the North exit. Turn right and walk down the main road, staying on the left side. You will come to the entrance after 5 minutes or so.
Opening times: 9am to 5pm (closed December 29 to January 1)
Cost: 150 yen
Recommended hostels and Cheap Hotels
There is not much around here, but there are some hostels in nearby Shinjuku.
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