Pictures can never do justice to the weeping cherry blossom tree at Rikugien Garden in Komagome. Just 2 stops from Ikebukuro on the JR Yamanote line.
Rikugien Garden is one of the 9 Metropolitan Cultural Heritage Gardens. It is considered to be the most beautiful landscaped garden in Tokyo. Japanese gardens are works of art. The ideas, wisdom & skill put into designing these gardens sometimes goes beyond the limit of our perception. Nature has been used to transcend itself.
Sugamo, which is called the Harajuku for senior citizens, is just the next stop from Komagome towards Ikebukuro. One must stroll around this quaint part of town after visiting Rikugien.
Check out details from the link below ~ http://teien.tokyo-park.or.jp/en/rikugien/