(Shioiri: incoming tide)
The water for the pond is drawn from the bay. This pond is the only remaining seawater pond within Tokyo. With the rise and fall of the tide, the sluice gate opens and shuts to regulate the water level. There are many different types of ocean water fish in the pond, including black mullet, sea bass, gobies and eels.
This 118m long bridge connects Kono-ji Shima with Nakajima. The entire bridge is made from "hinoki," a Japanese cypress. The bridge was completed in May 1997.
From 1704, when this teahouse was first built, the Shoguns, and other elites such as Imperial Court nobles, who never tired of the relaxed atmosphere and the wonderful view of the place, used it continuously. The teahouse was renovated in 1983.
At the time when the 6th Shogun, Ienobu, renovated the garden, a large pine was planted to celebrate the renovation. It has survived to the present day.
The Peony Garden and the flower field
The Peony Garden comprises 1000 plants among which are 60 different types of peonies. In the spring they bloom with a great profusion of colors. In the flower field, rape flowers are also in blossom. The cosmos make for a colorful scene in the fall.
(Duck hunting sites in the garden)
There are two kamoba, Koshin-do Kamoba and Shinsen-za Kamoba. The first was built in 1778 and the second in 1791. The kamoba areas feature many narrow watercourses built into the garden. Duck blinds were used to observe the ducks and feed them grain. When they came too close, they were caught using nets, which was a form of duck hunting.
(Duck grave mound)
In November 1935, a mound to console the spirits of the ducks that were killed was built.
Guided Tour (※free)
Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays (Twice a day from 11am and 2pm)