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How to enjoy “Mori Garden

Roppongi Hills, which is a landmark in Roppongi, is a place where you can enjoy 1 days, not only shops and restaurants, but also museums and movie theaters.Do you know there is a spot in the premises of Roppongi Hills where many people come to see the garden of the Edo period called “Mori Garden”?

I think there are many people who know about TV Asahi, because it is close to the TV Asahi and the famous spots are broadcast by news programs.This place where you can enjoy the quiet and relaxed scenery of a high-rise building is also recommended as a date spot.

In this article, I would like to introduce the history of the garden and the recommended spots to enjoy such Mori garden.

The history and appeal of the Mori garden

First of all, let’s keep down the history of the Mori garden!

The history of the Mori Garden : The Edo period

The Mori garden on the premises of Roppongi Hills, its history, begins in the Edo period.Let’s look at the major events of every age.

1650 (Keian 3)

Hidemoto, the grandson of Motonari MORI, built Kamiyashiki as the first lord of Nagasa Domain and built in the land (present-day Roppongi 6 chome), and the garden is now called the Mori Garden.


10 people, including Okajima no. 80 Emon, who was the Ako Roshi, were left in the Mori family’s house after the incident of Ako Incident.

1718 (Kyoho 3)

Because Motonori, who was the fifth lord of the domain, died and there was no successor, the Choshu Domain was temporarily closed, but the lord of Kiyosue Domain, Hirohiro, succeeded to the restoration by inheriting the Nagafu Domain.


“Maresuke Nogi,” who became an army chief, was born as the third son of Samuraiyashiki in Kamiyashiki, Nagichi Domain, and spent 9 years in his childhood in this day of Higa Kuboyashiki.

1865 (Source 2)

Sagami-no-Sagami no kami was granted this day by Kuboyashiki.

History of the Mori Garden : Meiji and Taisho Period

The era changed, and in 1887, the founder of Chuo University, “Masujima no Ichiro,” acquired the residence as his residence, and he named the garden “芳暉 Garden” in 1887, and he was named as “Garden.” 6.


As the “birthplace of Nogi Taisho,” he received the designation of the former site of the historic site (the former ruins of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government).

The history of the Mori Garden : The Showa period


He received the designation of the former site of the ruins of the Mori Kai no kami (the residence of the Mori clan) (the former ruins of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government).


It became the Tokyo factory of Nikka Whisky, and in 1977, TV Asahi acquired the company in 1977.The pond was known as’ Nikka Pond’.

History of Mori Garden : Heisei


The Urban Redevelopment Association of the Roppongi Rokuchome district was established.


Start of redevelopment project.In 2003, the “Roppongi Hills” opened and was born as the current “Mori Garden” in 2003.

Mori Garden and Ako Roshi

There is a close relationship between the Mori garden and the Ako Roshi.

In 1702 (Genroku 15), after the raid of Kira’s residence, 10 people were left in the Mori family, including the following members : Naemon OKAJIMA, Kichiemon YOSHIDA, Noremon TAKEBAYASHI, Densuke KURAHASHI, Kibe MURAMATSU, Iehira Sugino, Shinzaemon KATSUDA, Iisuke MAEHARA, Yukiemon ONODERA, and Niemon SHINZAEMON, who were left in the Mori family, and were left to the Mori family with a total of people, including the following members : the and the second. 80 7 10 6.Other Ako Roshi were also placed in the 3 families of Hosokawa, Matsudaira and Mizuno.

Do you know a poem about’ Hosokawa no Mizu no Mizu’ (The water flow of Hosokawa’s water) that was written at that time?This represents the treatment of the Roshi (masterless samurai) of the 4 families, and the Hosokawa family and the Mizuno family treated the Ako Roshi as good treatment, and the Mori family and the Matsudaira family treated coldly as criminals.However, the 2 families changed their attitude due to criticism from the common people who learned about it.

Before the redevelopment in 1999, there was a high tag with the names of the “Ako Roshi Hara-kiri” and the “Ako Roshi” which was left in the Mori family, but now it has been removed.

Mori Garden and Maresuke Nogi

I have a deep relationship with Maresuke MORI and Maresuke Nogi, who is a general of the Meiji period.Maresuke NOGI was born as the third son of Mareji, who was a feudal retainer at the time, in Samuraiyashiki of Kamiyashiki, a feudal lord of the Mori garden, and he spent 9 years in his childhood in this “Higa Kuboyashiki.”.

Therefore, until the redevelopment in 1999, there was a monument called “The Place Where Nogi Taisho and Birthplace” was written by the garden of the Mori garden and the well known as a well of a maternity bath.At present, the monument is moved to the “Sakurazaka Park” near the Mori garden.

Mori Garden and Nikka Pond

Currently, the pond in Mori garden is called’ Mori Pond.’.There was a pond called Nikka Pond before it was redeveloped.The origin of the name came from the place where the Nikka Whisky’s Tokyo factory was once located in this place.Also, when the factory started operating, it was said that wells were dug and the water was used as a blend.

In the current pond, the pond was hidden under the redevelopment of the forest Pond.It was buried in a buried soil so that it could not be reclaimed, but the possibility of further investigation into the future of the excavation was left.Buried soil preservation is to solidify the Ikezoko of the Nikka pond, to improve the surrounding soil, and to cover it with a protective sheet.This preservation of buried soil made it possible to guarantee the future as a historical heritage.

How to enjoy the Mori garden

Next, I’d like to introduce you how to enjoy the Mori garden.

Mori Garden and Ginkgo Trees Somei Yoshino

There were many trees that had been raised for many years in the Mori garden.Therefore, it was decided to leave some trees such as Someiyoshino and Ginkgo nuts with the redevelopment.

In particular, the transplantation of Ginkgo Trees over 300 years ago, a symbol tree to communicate history, was a major task.It was the largest tree in the tree that was considered to be the largest, and at that time the height was 20 meters, the width of the trunk was about 5 meters, and the divergence of the branch was 15 meters.However, it was possible to complete the transplant safely by careful work.

Now we entertain visitors who visit the Mori garden throughout the year, such as the autumn season and the illuminations in winter.

There are 8 Someiyoshino trees transplanted as another symbol tree, 8 cherry trees, 3 cherry trees, 2 cherry trees, and a cherry tree with cherry trees.These cherry trees are famous as a spot for viewing cherry blossoms because they bloom in full bloom in spring.

It is lit up at night with the cherry blossoms blooming in the spring.Although there are fewer than 8 trees, the Someiyoshino cherry trees, which are more than before the Roppongi hills are built, show a fantastic look together with the atmosphere of Japanese gardens, making it a wonderful night cherry tree on a date.Rather than sitting in a bench, you can enjoy viewing a cherry blossom viewing while walking.In the Mori garden, where you can forget the noisy image of Tokyo, you can enjoy a quiet viewing of quiet blossoms.

Also, at the same time, in “Roppongi Sakurazaka” where 75 Someiyoshino trees are lined together, the cherry blossoms will be lit up to cover the cherry blossoms, and the cherry blossoms will be lit up in accordance with the cherry blossoms’ blooming in about 400 m.

[Annual light up period] Late March to mid April
(According to cherry blossoms’ blooming)
[Light up time (reference time)] 17:30 – 23:00 (Mori Garden)
17:30 – 22:30 (Roppongi Sakurazaka)
[Light up location] Mori Garden
Roppongi Sakurazaka

Mori Garden and Illumination Lighting Up

Every year, when Christmas is approaching, an event called “Roppogi Hills Artelligent Christmas” is held.At this event, the light up of the “Mori Garden” will be held.It would be like walking along the sea of stars by shining a fantastic light across the pond.

In the Mori garden, every year you can see a gorgeous object like a chandelier, an ice show, an object with an image of an ice show, and a bright colored object on the surface of the sea.It fills with a romantic world with a bright orange color that looks like a bright blue and white ice color, and a warm light orange color.

[Annual light up period] Mid November to December 25
[Light up time (reference time)] 17:00 – 23:00 (Mori garden) until 24:00
[Light up location] Mori Garden

Mori Garden and Heart Object

I’ll introduce you to an interesting spot here.Do you know there is an object in the pond of the Mori garden that looks like a heart?It is the name of “Kin no Koro” in the pond, and it is a strange object that doesn’t look like a heart just by looking at it.This was built to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Roppongi Hills and the Mori Art Museum.

The Renju of gold leaf that draws an arc in the shape of a heart is a work that looks different depending on the viewing position and the angle.I hope that this changing form will be a great part of the history of Japan’s nature and the traditional scenery of the Edo period, which has been changing from the Edo period.It is said that it reflects the author’s thoughts.

By the way, what looks like a heart is just right in front of me and standing behind me.This heart is quite large, so you can take pictures so that it can fit into it.It would be a good day for a date to take a picture with a couple of couples in the heart.

Mori Garden and the Space Medaka

Do you know there is a famous Medaka called’ The Universe Medaka’ in’ Mori Pond’ in the Mori garden?

“Cosmic Killifish” came from killifish, which was the first astronaut to act as a vertebrate in a weight-free environment (spawning egg) in 1994 by the astronaut Chiaki Mukai and the space shuttle, the Columbia and the space shuttle.Dr. Kenichi Ijiri of the University of Tokyo, who is a representative researcher of this experiment, returned back home to the 4 parent killifish and the children born in space, and named the breeding killifish as “cosmic killifish.”.And the Society for the Study of Cosmic Killifish Research was established by a group of people who have grown up to grow their life as an honorary chairman of the Ijiri.

Why is the “cosmic killifish” released to the “Mori Pond”?It is prohibited to do so because it can disrupt the ecosystem by releasing the natural killifish into the general river, and the wild killifish can be crossed with the wild killifish.This is because the MORI BUILDING Co.,Ltd. and the Space Medaka Research Group, which are engaged in the operation of the Roppongi Hills, decided to release the space medaka because the forest pond does not have any connection with the outside of the river, and it does not have any impact on the natural environment. It provides rest to the residents of the Roppongi Hills and provides children with the intellectual curiosity of the children with their children’s intellectual curiosity.

On July 25, 2003, about 800 people were released to the forest pond by the astronaut Mamoru Mohri, about foster parents, the Space Medaka Research Association, and the Forest Pond, and now the forest pond is being seen in the forest pond. 10000.

Mori Garden and Calgamo Duck

Do you know there is a famous parent and child in the Mori garden?

The person is the “parent of cargamo.”.It comes every year since 2004.I don’t know where they came from, but they are familiar with the Mori garden.It was first discovered on TV in May, 2004.Later, a few months later, the whole family left the Mori Garden in a few months after the young chicks were born and the bait was caught by the huts, and the guests were entertained by their families.There was a dedicated guardman, and he was able to get rid of his 2 use as he drove away the outside enemies such as crows and helped him cross the road.

Mori Garden and Seasonal Flowers

In the garden, you can enjoy various flowers and trees throughout the four seasons.

In spring, the bright red carpet of the brilliant cyclamen is attracted, and the gorgeous flowers of tulip add the color.

In the early summer season, the forest pond is filled with lotus root, and in addition to Iris ensata var. ensata and hydrangea and Hypericum patulum’s color, the fragrance of gardenia is filled with the fragrance of gardenia.

With the arrival of autumn, the rich fragrance of Kinmoku is drifting, and every time the season deepens, the flowers of the southern Quanka flower the garden with beautiful flowers.

You can enjoy a variety of flowers throughout the year.

Basic information about the Mori garden

Here, I’ll tell you about the basic information of the Mori garden.

The site of the Mori garden

Area : 4300 square meters
Around the pond : About 160 m

How to access the Mori Garden Garden

The way to the Mori garden is to go to Roppongi Hills as a destination.It is a good idea to use the subway as it is the most difficult way to get there.The hills itself are connected directly to the subway, so it is very convenient.

Once you exit the subway ticket gate, go up to the escalator connected directly to the hills, pass through the Hills Tower and go down again.It is located on the side next to the building of the TV Asahi.

[Access] Residence : Roppongi 6, Minato-ku
Inquiry : Roppongi Hills General Information
Episode : 03 – 6406 – 6000
Electric car : 0 minutes’ walk from’ Roppongi Station’ on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line’ Roppongi Station’ on foot from 1 c.
4 minutes’ walk from’ Roppongi Station’ on the Oedo Line on the Toei subway line on the third exit.
Bus : From JR 澁 Tanieki Station
RH 01 Series Shibuya Station – Roppongi Hills – Roppongi Hills’ Roppongi Hills’ and’ Roppongi Keyakizaka’
Tokyo 01 return line Shibuya eki-mae Station – Roppongi Hills’ Roppongi Hills’ and’ Roppongi Keyakizaka’
Route 01 : Shibuya Station in front of Shibuya Station -‘ Roppongi Rokuchome’
Astringency 88 Series Shibuya eki-mae Station – Shinbashi Eki-mae Station’ Roppongi Rokuchome’
From the JR Shinbashi Station
Route 01 : Shinbashi ekimae Station, Shibuya eki-ekimae, Roppongi eki-mae Station, Roppongi Rokuchome.
Astringency 88 Line Shin-bashi Station – Shibuya eki-mae Station – Roppongi Rokuchome
Route 96 : From the Roppongi cycle
Shinagawa, Gotanda, Roppongi Hills’ Roppongi Hills’ and’ Roppongi Keyakizaka’


How was it?Many historical episodes have been hidden in the Roppongi Hills, which are usually satisfied with shopping and gourmet, and in the Mori garden, which is close to it.The Mori garden, which has been loved since the Edo period and has been loved by the modern times, will continue to entertain visitors.

Why don’t you try to take a leisurely stroll, participate in seasonal events, and enjoy a variety of fun throughout the year?