Plum Blossoms – Mukojima-Hyakkaen Gardens, Tokyo, Japan
Mukōjima-Hyakkaen Garden is a famous flower garden located in Sumida, Tokyo. The garden created by a merchant is different from daimyō gardens — it is not a traditional Japanese garden. It is the only surviving flower garden from the Edo period.
In 1938, in order to preserve the garden for posterity, the owner donated it to the city of Tokyo. It was officially opened to the public as an admission charged garden in 1939. In 1978, it was designated by the national government as a famous site of historical significance under the terms of the Cultural Assets Preservation Law.