A flower of June is the Iris ensata and the hydrangea of the color that is bright under the rainy-season sky. I visited Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens and Hakusan Shrine which were famous for these flowers this time. When I got off the JR Iidabashi Station east exit and walked along a directional marker for approximately ten minutes, I arrived at Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens. With the thing which Yorifusa Tokugawa who is a father of the Mito Tokugawas made in daimyo's spare residence or emergency refuge in 1629 for early period of Edo era, Kanei era six years, it is a finished garden to charges of Mitsukuni of this and the other worlds feudal lord here. A pond is central excursion-type Tsukiyama water garden, and the style of the garden uses an opinion of Shusyunsui of Ming in creation, and the Chinese scenery gain the favor, and the garden name depends on naming of Shusyunsui and is the garden where China hobby is rich in. There is the drooping cherry tree of approximately 60 years old when I enter the garden and catches sight of a large artificial pond in the depths. It is clockwise, and there is a walk road of the declining fortune around this pond, but it is clockwise and advances first of all. The famous name such as Tatsutagawa and Kisogawa is touched in the brook drifting to westing temple trace and colored leaves forest, simple stone stairway "Nobedan" of the Sinicism that put a native rock and the cut stone of big things and small things together skillfully, the side of paths of walk on the way. I appear in the open space named Matsubara when I go ahead approximately two-thirds around a pond. Iris ensata garden opens in the depths.Flowers are just in full bloom at this time, and purple and white, a pretty petal such as the yellow are impressive. Trees grow thick, and the back of Iris ensata garden is an aspect of deep mountain, but there is "Engetsu-kyo" (Full moon bridge) where it was named because form to be reflected in the surface of the water is seen like a full moon, and Mitsukuni reads the "Hakui Retsuden" story from the Chinese historical work called "Shiki" at the age of 18 years old and is impressed, and there is "Tokujin-do" where he enshrined a wooden statue of Hakui, Syukusei, the Tsuuten-kyo bridge where it seems that vermilion coating becomes more attractive in the days of the colored leaves, in the banks likened to the Chinese "parcel bank of the Seiko Saiko ," when I advance more, and it is the walk scenery is a changing garden.
I walked leisurely to Hakusan Shrine for around one hour on foot. Because there is Tokyo Dome city on the way, it is good that the baseballphilia visits. In addition, I decided to drop in because the Koishikawa botanical garden was near. The area has "the Koishikawa medical herb garden" that Tokugawa shogunate government opened 161,588 square meters by an opening, and this botanical garden is rich for a change of the topography of a plateau, a slant place, low land, the artificial pond place, and various plant placement that used this is performed. There is the Japanese garden where there remained it in the ruins of the Hakusan palace which was a residence of the childhood of 5s general Tsunayoshi Tokugawa in the depths in the garden, and there is the former Tokyo medical school Main Building appointed to the important cultural property of the country. The botanical garden attached to the Tokyo University graduate school science system graduate course is an official name and is student teaching facilities of Tokyo University for the purpose of the botanical study, education now.
I pass the Gotenzaka Hill from Koishikawa botanical garden and arrive at Hakusan Shrine for approximately 15 minutes. The foundation of Hakusan Shrine is old, and Kaga Hakusan, Ichinomiya Shrine is conveyed in the Tenryaku year (947-957) when it was done Kanjiyo in the ground of current 1, Hongo. The shrine was moved to Sugamo Hara (Koishikawa botanical garden) by an order of 2s general Hidetada in later in the Genna year (1615-1624), but, for the building of the mansion of Tatebayasiko-Tsunayosi before being available in office of a shogun afterwards for five generations, was moved to the present location again in the Meiryaku era first year (1655) . By this relationship, the shrine caught the warm faith of Tsunayoshi and his mother Keishoin.
At this time, it is called "Bunkyo hydrangea Festival" and approximately 3,000 a variety of hydrangeas hang it at Hakusan Park from the precincts of the Hakusan shrine and are in full glory and are full of many tourists.
|Title||Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens and Hakusan Shrine (Tokyo)|
|Access||Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens：From the JR Iidabashi east exit a 10-minute walk, Hakusan Shrine：It is a 3-minute walk from Toei Subway "Hakusan Station".|
|Fee||Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens entering charges：300yen,Koishikawa botanical garden entering charges：400yen|