Monday, August 26, 2019

Kyu-Furukawa part one, an English rose garden in central Tokyo, 5th May 2019

A couple of km North of Ueno in built up Tokyo nestling on a hillside just off a busy street there is an oasis of green in two parts. Higher up the slope there is an English style country house with a formal rose garden built around 1917 and designed by Josiah Conder . Below that in a tree filled glade and surrounding a pond is a Japanese style stroll garden and a smaller tea house garden.
Firstly some photos of the house and rose garden, it was very popular with Japanese visitors, rather strangely given it's western appearance there was no English language guide leaflet available.


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