Institute for Nature Study
Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum
Although the Teien museum hosts regular art exhibitions – like Meissen porcelain, or pottery by important Japanese artists – its appeal...
Glide through the exhibition space in borrowed slippers while perusing earthenware dedicated to the elaborate yet austere tea ceremony....
Daien-Ji (Daien Temple)
Established sometime around 1615, this small, photogenic temple hemmed in by trees commemorates stillborn and miscarried children, as...
Yebisu Garden Cinema
This small, comfortable movie house is at the far end of Yebisu Garden Place and screens foreign independent films, many in English....
At this tonkatsu (crumbed pork cutlet) restaurant, there are only two things on the menu – rosu-katsu (fatty loin meat cutlets) and...
5-21-5 Shirokanedai · interesting places nearby
Institute for Nature Study information
Although the 200,000 sq metres of this land was the estate of a daimyō (domain lord) some six centuries ago and was the site of gunpowder warehouses in the early Meiji period, you’d scarcely know it now. Since 1949 this garden has been part of the Tokyo National Museum and preserves the local flora in undisciplined profusion. There are wonderful walks through its forests, marshes and ponds, making this one of Tokyo’s least known and most appealing getaways.