Rikugien Garden is a Tokyo metropolitan park in Bunkyō-ku. The name Rikugi comes from the idea of the six elements in waka poetry (en means garden or park). The park consists of a small pond, trees, and a hill. The traditional Japanese garden within the park is a tourist attraction. The construction of the park took place between 1695 and 1702 and was headed by Yanagisawa Yoshiyasu by permission of the fifth shōgun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi and is a typical example of a garden from the Edo period. In 1938, it was donated to the Tokyo City government. It was specified as a special place of scenic beauty by the Japanese government in 1953.