清澄庭園 (Kiyosumi Garden)

The Kiyosumi Teien is a traditional Japanese stroll garden in Fukugawa, Tokyo. Visitors are led to walk around the lake Water-worn boulders were brought in from all over Japan, to give the garden its character; hills and dry waterfalls were constructed with them and two sequences form stepping-stones across small inlets of the lake.

If you visit Tokyo and are interested in history, chances are you’ll hear about the big, fancy, well-publicized Edo-Tokyo Museum, where you can see re-created buildings and objects from the long history of Tokyo when it was called Edo. It’s a cool place and pretty centrally located, and I recommend it.

But if you like that sort of thing and don’t mind heading off the beaten path, there’s a much older and I think more charming place to go.

While not in a touristy neighborhood, the Fukagawa Edo Museum is not at all hard to get to, just a three minute walk up a cute old shopping street from a metro station. Inside the main entrance is an introductory exhibition, but that’s not what you’re here for. Go down to the lower level and you’ll find yourself overlooking a full-size re-creation of part of an Edo town, complete with animated cat meowing on the roof.

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