Institute for Nature Study

Ebisu, Meguro & Around

What would Tokyo look like were it left to its own natural devices? Since 1949 this park, affiliated with the Tokyo National Museum, has let the local flora go wild. There are wonderful walks through its groves, around ponds and on boardwalks over marshes. No more than 300 people are allowed in at a time, which makes for an even more peaceful setting.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Ebisu, Meguro & Around attractions

1. Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum

0.16 MILES

Although the Teien museum often hosts excellent exhibitions – usually of decorative arts – its chief appeal lies in the building itself: it's an art deco…

2. Hatakeyama Collection

0.41 MILES

Get a feel for wabi-sabi – the aesthetic of perfect imperfections that guides the tea ceremony – at this museum specialising in the pottery and art…

3. Happō-en

0.48 MILES

Three centuries ago this garden, with strolling paths around a large pond (home to many carp), was the backyard of a vassal to the shogun. Today its the…

4. TOP Museum

0.55 MILES

Tokyo's principal photography museum usually holds three different exhibitions at once, drawing on both its extensive collection of Japanese artists and…

5. Yebisu Garden Place

0.57 MILES

This shopping and cultural centre was built on the site of the original Yebisu Beer Brewery (1889) that gave the neighbourhood its name. Unlike most…

6. Meguro Gajoen

0.59 MILES

Tokyo's most over-the-top wedding venue is resplendent with indoor waterfalls and gilded friezes (which speaks to the fashion in Tokyo during the height…

7. Beer Museum Yebisu

0.59 MILES

Photos, vintage bottles and posters document the rise of Yebisu, and beer in general, in Japan at this small museum located where the actual Yebisu…

8. Sengaku-ji

0.83 MILES

The story of the 47 rōnin (masterless samurai) who (cleverly, murderously) avenged their master, Lord Asano – put to death after being tricked into…