About Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo and the Chinzanso Garden
The historical Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo is a luxury garden oasis in the heart of Tokyo. The gardens were formally established in 1861 during the Meiji era, but the land has been beloved as far back as 700 years ago.
Mr. Aritomo Yamagata, former Prime Minister of Japan, came into possession of the Chinzanso land in the 1800's. Mr. Yamagata developed the garden with a Kaiyuu-style design that consists of vast green grasslands, a pond, a Tsukiyama (earth molded to look like a small mountain) and winding rivers.
The majority of the trees and structures burnt down in the 1940's. In 1948, the owner wanted to make it a place where people could gather so he planted 10,000 trees to revive the area.
The spacious garden now blooms throughout the year. The sounds and smells can be enjoyed from the hotel during any season. It is said that a "walk in the garden brings peace and relaxation to weary travelers."
The Garden is filled with historical artifacts that show travelers a glimpse into Japan's past.
Chinzanso Garden Activities
Click here for an interactive map of the historical artifacts found in the Chinzanso Garden.
The hotel has organized six different self-guided walks through the Garden, with recommendations on not-to-miss features. Click here to get your Garden Walk Guide.
Tokyo: Things to Do and See
Tokyo Sky Tree
Take the elevator all the way up t Floor 450 and enjoy the 360 degree view of the city!
Imperial Palace East Gardens
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