This strolling, mountain and pond-style garden was created based on the theme of Waka poetry in the 15th year of the Genroku period (1702) by the shogun, Tokugawa Tsunayoshi's trusted confidante Yanagisawa Yoshiyasu.
This garden is a typical example of the famous gardens of Edo Period. In the Meiji Period, this garden became a second residence of the founder of Mitsubishi, Iwasaki Yataro. Later, in the 13th year of Showa (1938), the Iwasaki family donated this garden to the City of Tokyo, and in Showa 28 (1953) it was designated as a special site of exceptional beauty and an important cultural asset.
And we reccomend you to enter there from Naitei-Daimon gate. This gate was created so that it is possible to enter the garden from a central point. There is a large weeping cherry tree in the open space close by.