The Rikugien garden area is located in the northern part of Bunkyo-ku and according to Wikipedia is one of the 特別名勝 ( tokubetsu meisho – special scenery) Japan’s. The entrance fee is only 300 yen and contrary to it’s reputation it was not as touristic as one would expect. The wind blew calmly and the air felt fresh – perfect to get out of Tokyo’s busy life. Although it was not possible to sit on the ground like in a park there were some benches provided and enough for the amount of visitors.
Duration: min. 1 h in a normal pace to see and appreciate everything although i would really recommend 3 h