The Minato-ku Takanawa Forest Park is the former shimoyashiki (hidden residence) for the Shimazu family of the Satsuma clan during the Edo period.
During the Meiji period, The mansion belonged to samurai and politician Gotō Shōjirō.
After that, it was then used as a palace for the royal family until 1947 (Showa 22).
Inside the park, the garden’s architectural features can still be seen, retaining its emblematic landscape and skillful use of the terrain, such as waterfalls and flow paths. Now, the Takanawa Forest is currently being maintained as a park, making use of the natural topography, and surrounded by trees, it is a park full of nature that can be called an urban oasis.
Minato-ku, Takanawa Forest Park
Takanawa 3 chome 13-21, Minato-ku 108-0074
- Oct 1st – April 30th 7:00 – 16:30
- May 1st – Sept 30th 7:00 – 18:00
On days and times other than above, the gate will be locked and entrance is not permitted.
- By train: 5 minutes on foot from the JR Shinagawa station, Takanawa exit
- By Bus: Using ChiBasu (Takanawa route) it is 4 minutes on foot from the “Senpo Tokyo Takanawa Hospital” bus stop.
*There is no parking area, Please find your own parking when visiting by car.