1.Basic Information about Higo-Hosokawa Garden
Higo Hosokawa Garden is a pond strolling garden that makes use of geographical features of Mejirodai.
At the end of the Tokugawa shogunate, it became the residence of the Hosokawa clan of 540,000 koku(石) in Kumamoto, and in 1882 it became the main residence of the Hosokawa family.
“koku(石)” is an old unit in Japan.
One koku(石) = about 140-150 kg, which is about the same as the rice that an adult eats a year.
2.What to see,to do at Higo-Hosokawa Garden
Cafe Tsubaki is open at Shoheizaka, which is said to have been the school of the Hosokawa family.
Let’s have “Kaseita” and matcha, which is a restoration of the traditional confectionery of the Hosokawa family.
2-2.Summer（June to August）
Seasonal flowers bloom around the pond in Higo Hosokawa Garden.
Hydrangea is cute.
The fresh green is also beautiful.
2-3.Autumn（September to November）
Higo Hosokawa Garden is a place related to Hosokawa in Kumamoto.
The red of cluster amaryllis and the green of pine trees and trees are beautiful
2-4.Winter（December to February）
During the fall foliage season, there is a flood of colors.
※Taken on November 28, 2020
The “upside-down maple” reflected in the pond is beautiful, so we recommend visiting on a windless day.
It was windy when I visited.
3.Access to from Ikebukuro
- 【Recommended】 Take the Sakura Tram from Higashi-Ikebukuro Station to Waseda Station.
If you walk for about 3 minutes from there, you will reach Higo Hosokawa Garden.
- Take Yurakucho to Gokokuji Station and walk for about 15 minutes.