Kiyosumi Teien Garden is located in the Koto Ward of Tokyo, Japan. Its total estimated area is 81,091m. Today the garden features many great elements such as bridges, walking paths, a teahouse, manmade islands, and ponds.
Kiyosumi Teien Garden has a lengthy history as it has been owned by many. As documented the earliest use of the land can be dated back to the Edo Period. Most think that the land was owned by a famed merchant by the name of Bunzaemon Kinokuniya. According to history he owned most of the land and had his house near the center of what is now Kiyosumi Teien Garden.
The establisher of Mitsubishi Group, Yataro Iwasaki, purchased the land from Bunzaemon Kinokuniya in 1876. It was then redeveloped into a large garden used as a common meeting place for his business. He believed that keeping his business partners and potential clients in a relaxing environment would open doors to better business.
Walking through the garden truly can be exciting as you always sure to see a new natural element. Animals are known to frequent the area with birds and turtles being the most popular sightings. Many of the turtles live in the pond and will approach visitors expecting to be fed. This has proven to be one of the most thrilling events the park.
Kiyosumi 3-3-4, Koto-ku, Tokyo