Korakuen, Koishikawa


Koishikawa Korakuen was completed during the Edo period, and is one of the oldest gardens in Tokyo. There are reproductions of both famous Japanese and Chinese scenery throughout the garden, represented by the miniature hills, ponds, stones and trees.

Chiyogaike Pond, depicted by Hiroshige, was located on a bluff overlooking the valley of the Meguro River in suburban Edo. It was named after a medieval warrior’s wife who drowned herself in the pond on hearing of her husband’s death in battle.