Hama Rikyu Gardens, Chuo

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Take a break from the bustle and noise of Tokyo in Hama Rikyu Gardens, a lush public space in Chuo. Surrounding a pond, the gardens housed the residence of Shoguns between the 17th and 19th centuries. Today, the park contains a teahouse in the middle of the pond, where visitors drink green tea and nibble on mochi, a traditional rice cake. Seek out a 300-year-old black pine tree, and, if you visit in early spring, the blooming cherry trees. Plan your visit to Hama Rikyu Gardens and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Tokyo trip itinerary planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    It is a vast Japan garden behind the skyscrapers of Shiodome. Matches the mysterious traditional Japan with modern Japan. First of all can not be omitted if foreign tourists will take place. Course walked slowly around the garden, and then from the waterbus stop goes to Asakusa (could be reversed) is definitely recommended.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Garden whose visit is worthwhile, because it has a bit of everything and all very nice, especially the combination of the Japanese garden, ponds and modern buildings in the background. The visit takes about 20 minutes.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Unfortunately, it was raining the day I was there. Despite that, the gardens were still very lovely. I stopped for some green tea and treats while I was there; definitely worth a visit!  more »
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  • June 10, 2017
    Beautiful, peaceful place with Banzai trimmed trees and a nice tea house. It's nice to walk and relax here. Picnicking is not allowed and your can only sit on the benches. The gardens were restored after damages from the war and earthquakes, to what they looked like a long time ago. Be aware visits are subject to opening hours and you have to buy a ticket for 300 Yen.
  • March 16, 2017
    Beautiful, serene and peaceful. I really enjoyed walking through the beautiful garden. This surprising haven is right in the city, but you can barely tell. There is a great amount of signage near the plants and structures so that you know what you are looking at and experiencing. There is also a beautiful tea house overlooking a lake that serves green tea and a small dessert. A really great way to wind down from a day in the city.
  • May 20, 2017
    No free admission. I paid ¥300. A nice place for a walk. Very less ancient places left. But it covers a lot of space. You can take some nice photos. Better to go with your partner.
  • March 21, 2017
    Had only a couple hours in Tokyo before I flew out, and spent them here. Good choice. Just sitting in the sun and enjoying a bit of nature was super nice before 20 hours of airport lighting and plane seats. Lots of interesting flowers and water features to explore. Oh, and they also have a stamp at the gates, so be sure to bring a notebook to stamp if that's you're type of thing.
  • March 24, 2017
    Beautiful park to stay, relax and rest. You can relax on bench or just lying on grass like many people there. During cherry blossom you can observe many beautiful tree here. Sometimes place is very crowded but everyone will find place for relax here.

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