This garden, more than a century old!
Mukojima Hyakkaen is a small, historical strolling garden in the Mukojima district of Sumida ward in north-eastern Tokyo. This garden, more than a century old, is closely associated with the arts and literature, and is a must-see for aficionados of natural-style Japanese landscaping.
Mukojima Hyakkaen's primary charm is its natural-style Japanese landscaping, with a seemingly random layout that belies its mere 0.2 hectare, or half-acre, area, and gives the visitor the feel of being amply surrounded by bountiful nature. The eastern part of Mukojima Hyakkaen (opposite the side you enter from) features a long pond stretching most of the length of the garden.
As well as the original plum trees, Mukojima Hyakkaen now features about 230 species of plant. Most notable among them are the classical seven herbs of spring (Japanese parsley [seri], shepherd's purse [nazuna], chickweed or stitchwort [hakobera], henbit deadnettle [hotokenoza], …