Tonongayato Teien is a large garden in Kokubunji City of Tokyo, Japan. A unique place, the garden incorporates great characteristics of a garden and a park with plenty of area for roaming and activity centers for children, such as the playground. Trees, plants, water, and specially designed pathways all contribute the gardens popularity among citizens and travelers.
In early 1915, the garden was primarily the home of a famous vice president of the Manchuria Railroad by the name of Sadamine Eguchi. In need of a nice place to entertain, the gardens were enhanced and made into more organized zones which still play a large roll in today’s layout of the garden.
By 1929 the garden was passed onto the Iwasaki family who turned it into their private villa. This functioned as their most prized land and soon become quite popular for large scale gatherings and confidential meetings.
Finally, in 1974 the Tokyo government made an offer to the Iwasaki family and it was accepted. At this time the garden was slightly altered and made public as a historical grounds garden that still features many of its original structures and characteristics.
Mimamimachi 2-16, Kokubunji city, Tokyo 185-0021