Hama Rikyu Gardens, Chuo

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#5 of 374 in Parks in Tokyo
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. Put Hama Rikyu Gardens into our Tokyo trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Tokyo.
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  • One who drops in on me and began to walk. Near the station, is just right for a walk. Looking out from the inside and big Bill being contrast green and is unique to urban areas of Tokyo, a unique sight. There were a lot of tourists.
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  • Rape blossoms were in full bloom. Monday to Friday 11:00 is relatively empty, so is morning one recommended the. Using the bubble seems to be non-.
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  • Even though a review just narrow Su, to me, is quite widely felt. Allows you to explore the trails around the Park as a whole, I do not know, line, lines, blowing wind and hibiscus grunge, with a little bit of snow on the virtues of the invisible skyscrapers eased. Nakajima's car in the car also featured a quick rest stop. Asakusa seen in passing by near here to find award-winning bus bus might seem to be able to listen through.
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  • A moment to breathe and enjoy the gorgeous gardens was welcome after several days in Tokyo. We visited the gardens as daylight faded and it turned cold, yet the Falcons wheeling overhead and masterful garden design kept us walking. As the gardens closed we were the last to scurry for the exit across the bridges, backlit for dramatic affect. Take the time to enjoy these former imperial gardens if you enjoy design, gardening or simply want some pace as we did. There is an entry fee, but we don't mind paying for these places to be maintained. Japanese are the masters of stone work, garden design and trained tree - and these gardens provide all.
  • Love this garden. You have to pay an entrance fee but it's worth it. It's right on the water and very large. A great place to walk around and have a small picnic at. There's also a tea house where you can get green tea.
  • Although it is considered a cultural heritage by Japanese government, the garden or the park has difficulty to attract foreign tourists because it does not offer foreign language guide tour, even though it does offer English map. Other than its Japanese tea ceremony service and simple traditional Japanese snack service beside the pond, the Garden does not offer other food service. However, the Garden does have a varieties of trees and other plants, while it does have a 300-year pine tree and a few other old trees. Because most of the trees are rather "short" to fit into traditional Japanese garden scene, when they are compared to the tall trees of Meiji Shrines, visitors have to prepare for the hot weather and sunshine from late April to early or mid September. When trees do not provide shade for the visitors and when there is only limited food service for the visitors, visiting the garden in hot weather can be a difficulty issue for the visitors who have young babies or kids. The Garden or park does have numerous strict rules for the visitors. For example, although there are a few benches in the garden, visitors are not allowed to sit on the lawn area, which is very different from the front park area of the imperial palace. In such a sense, the Garden or Park seems to lose its purpose of being a garden or park for visitors, regardless who they are, when visitors cannot sit or relax on lawn as they wish.
  • I love this place. A seawater park, so beautiful. Best place to chill. Boat tours start here too.
  • Very well kept garden. Went in late afternoon on a weekday and it was pretty empty and quiet. Would definitely recommend the teahouse in the middle of the garden.

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