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Kimono-clad Stroll among the Cherry Trees

Kimono-clad Stroll among the Cherry Trees

Of course, Western garb is the norm at the popular Happo-en Cherry-blossom Festival. But why not try donning traditional Japanese kimono for your stroll among the flower-laden trees? Choose your favorite from among 12 carefully selected kinds of rental kimonos to heighten your enjoyment of the sakura (cherry trees) in full bloom and the mild springtime weather.

Kimono-clad Stroll among the Cherry Trees
Kimono-clad Stroll among the Cherry Trees
Kimono-clad Stroll among the Cherry Trees
Kimono-clad Stroll among the Cherry Trees

Thu. March 22 to Fri. April 6

Time
from 11:30 to 17:00 Weekdays only. Reservations required. Rented kimonos must be returned by 17:00.
Rental fees
Women: From ¥19,000 (undergarment, kimono, tabi socks, and assistance in putting the clothes on; tax included.)
Men: From ¥15,000 (kimono and haori short coat, tabi socks, and assistance in putting the clothes on; tax included.)
Options
Photographs of your stroll (1 hour). Photos delivered in electronic form: from ¥35,000 (plus tax); 20.3 × 25.4 cm laser-printed photo (one pose): from ¥15,000 (plus tax)
Banquet Sales Dept
03-3441-7888

( 10:00~19:00)

Spring Festival Concert

Spring Festival Concert

Live performances by Rin Nakashima on the koto and guitar provide the perfect background music for enjoying the cherry trees and the traditional Japanese-style garden. This artist who has shined in a wide range of different kinds of performances, including albums by the popular Japanese folk-rock duo Yuzu and television theme songs, contributes to programs happily combining music and springtime.

Spring Festival Concert 琴桜~見えない春が見えたなら〜 イメージ
Spring Festival Concert 琴桜~見えない春が見えたなら〜 イメージ
Spring Festival Concert 琴桜~見えない春が見えたなら〜 イメージ
Spring Festival Concert 琴桜~見えない春が見えたなら〜 イメージ

Fri. March 30 and Tue. April 3

Dates and times
Fri. March 30 and Tue. April 3, at 12:30 and 14:00 (each session 30 minutes)
Place
Inner Garden (in case of rain, the main lobby of Main Building)
Admission
Free of charge
Banquet Sales Dept
03-3441-7888

(10:00~19:00)

Shojin Teahouse

Shojin Teahouse

The Shojin Teahouse, on the window side of the main building, commands sweeping views of the traditional Japanese-style garden. As they enjoy the beautiful Yoshino cherry and weeping cherry trees, guests may savor menus based on the venerable shojin-ryori (Buddhist cuisine), which is neither macrobiotic nor vegetarian in the strict sense, but the real starting point of the Japanese way of dining.

Shojin Teahouse
Shojin Teahouse
Shojin Teahouse
Shojin Teahouse

Thu. March 29, Fri. March 30, Mon. April 2 to Wed. April 4

Time
from 11:30 to 13:30 and from 13:30 to 15:30. Reservations required. Stays restricted to two hours.
Place
Banquet Hall, Main Building
Price
¥6,000 excluding drinks (tax and service charge included)
Banquet Sales Dept
03-3441-7888

(10:00~19:00)

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Edo Food Stalls on Parade 2018

Edo Food Stalls on Parade 2018

For this year’s Happo-en Cherry-blossom Festival, buffet-style spreads of Japanese, Western, and Chinese foods are offered in especially erected stalls. Of course specialties of Edo (Tokyo)-style sushi and tempura are on offer. Other menu items include plenty of distinctly Edo-style foods featuring local Tokyo vegetables and so-called downtown sweet dumplings (shitamachi dango). To heighten the cherry-viewing mood, on days when the stalls are open, there are performances of dancing called Tokyo Koen-ji Awa Odori and tasting of local Tokyo sake brews.

Edo Food Stalls on Parade 2018
Edo Food Stalls on Parade 2018
Edo Food Stalls on Parade 2018
Edo Food Stalls on Parade 2018
Enjoy Sake Served in Edo Kiriko Cut Glass

Enjoy Sake Served in Edo Kiriko Cut Glass

Delight in the flavors of sake produced at the Ishikawa,Tamura, and Ozawa Breweries—the three largest sake makers in Tokyo—served in delightful vessels made of traditional Japanese cut glass—Edo kiriko—from the Taburo Glass Studio, in Edogawa City, Tokyo. You can even try your hand at crafting your very own Edo kiriko cup to drink your sake from. On the day of the event, an original Cherry-viewing Box Lunch, including Japanese, Western, and Chinese treats, will be available to enjoy with either sake or Japanese wine.

Enjoy Sake Served in Edo Kiriko Cut Glass
Enjoy Sake Served in Edo Kiriko Cut Glass
Enjoy Sake Served in Edo Kiriko Cut Glass
Enjoy Sake Served in Edo Kiriko Cut Glass

Sat. March 31

Time
from 19:30 to 21:30. (reception counter opens at 19:00). Reservations required.
Place
Grace Room, Main Building 3F
Price
¥7,000 (including tax, service charge, a lunch box, and unlimited alcoholic/nonalcoholic beverages).
An additional ¥4,320 (tax included) to participate in making Edo kiriko cut glass.
Banquet Sales Dept
03-3441-7888

(10:00~19:00)

Gourmet Excursion 2018: Concentrating on Elegance

Gourmet Excursion 2018: Concentrating on Elegance

A chance for the luxury of full Tokyo-style refinement as represented by soba noodles, vegetables, and local sake. Veteran representatives of the Ishikawa and Toshimaya Breweries explain how sake is made at their companies. Chefs carefully demonstrate on the spot how such foods as hand-cut soba noodles are produced.

Gourmet Excursion 2018: Concentrating on Elegance
Gourmet Excursion 2018: Concentrating on Elegance
Gourmet Excursion 2018: Concentrating on Elegance
Gourmet Excursion 2018: Concentrating on Elegance

Mon. April 2

Time
from 19:00. Reservations required.
Place
Hakuho-kan in the garden
Price
¥10,000 (including tax and service charge)
Banquet Sales Dept
03-3441-7888

(10:00~19:00)

Iki Night

Iki Night

Against a riot of illuminated cherry blossoms and to the riotous beat of the music, the world-acclaimed DJ and music producer Shuya Okino (Kyoto Jazz Massive) takes over the Happo-en gardens to make a traditional Japanese setting his own. The beauty of the flowering trees and the main building, the foot-tapping music, and the intoxicating sake combine to make grownup hearts dance.

Iki Night
Iki Night
Iki Night
Iki Night

map

  • HAPPO-EN:1-1-1 Shirokane-dai Minato-ku Tokyo Japan
  • ANNIVERSARY GARDEN:5-3-8 Shirokane-dai Minato-ku Tokyo Japan
  • Google Map

ACCESS

SUBWAY

  • Toei Mita Line or Tokyo Metro Nanboku Line: Take either line to SHIROKANEDAI Station (one stop after Meguro station). Exit the station out of Exit 2 and continue walking for about one minute to reach Happo-en.

JR/Taxi

  • JR Line: Exit at Meguro, Gotanda, or Shinagawa Stations. Exit the station and proceed any taxi stand.
  • Happo-en is a about a 5 minute taxi ride from each station.