A municipal park catered to philosophy enthusiasts
Opening Hours 1 March – 30 June: 8am – 6pm; 1 July – 31 August: 7am – 6pm; 1 – 30 September: 8am – 6pm ; 1 October – 30 November: 9am – 5pm; 1 December – 29 February: 9am – 5pm (park is closed 29 – 31 December)
Meiji-era philosopher Enryo Inoue founded this park in 1904 as a sanctuary for self-cultivation. The Shiseido building is dedicated to Confucius, the Buddha, Kant and Socrates, and was originally known as the Tetsugakudo (House of Philosophy), thus providing the park’s name. The various buildings and sculptures are all physical manifestations of the spirit world, inviting visitors to embark on a journey of enlightenment and discovery.
Transport 12-minute walk from the North Exit of Araiyakushi-mae Station on the Seibu Shinjuku Line
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1-5-3, Atago, Mintao-ku, Tokyo 105-0002
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