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. 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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  • An amazing walk through this garden and seeing the tea house along with the 300 year old pine tree was totally magnificent. This was a must on our list and I am so happy as it was better than we had a...  more »
  • ¥ 300, let me rest in the gardens of the Shogun. 10-minutes walk from Shiodome, 20 minutes from the beach detached Palace. From the Hama-Rikyu and less crowded so cozy. In the tea ceremony from the little tea set is 500 yen. The live fish in the sea of pond water into water that is interesting. Recommended courses to the visitor back city arrived at Hama Rikyu by waterbus from Asakusa. Evening 4: 00 during the week and cat and my uncle's best friend has appeared from somewhere cats I but came out running and being spent in Concord in the Interior of the Park.
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  • I went in the second half of April. But flowers at all but the ending feels now like azaleas. Fuji feels completely dying off and not about anything. Silane is a little stiff but had clumps of purple flowers are really not. But clean and fresh and it feels good. Water-bus will take you from the park so convenience.
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  • The bliss and peace this place can offer you is amazing! You will feel heaven on earth living in the greens of this garden. The clock stands still when your free and for book lovers, this is one of the best places to enjoy reading. Its amazing that in the midst of industries and supermarkets this place is still silent, beautiful and peaceful. Speck neat and green! A must visit garden.
  • This was a very nice garden to visit but unfortunately it was wet, rainy, and cold when I went. The trees are still beautiful but none of the Sakura trees were in bloom yet. I'm sure my experience would have been better if I had gone on a sunny day in a couple weeks when everything is in bloom. For ¥300 admission fee, I think it's a nice and relaxing time. You can also access the boat line from here.
  • This gem in Tokyo's business district is well worth the small entrance fee. There are guides to the park's features in many languages. It is the former park of Japanese nobility, and features ancient pines, stunning cherry blossoms, and traditional buildings. It is also the launching point of the awesome water taxi to Asakusa. An excellent retreat from the busy city.
  • とても美しい! You could easily spend hours here. The gardens are so beautiful with lots of open spaces to bring your family. Make sure to bring some water and snacks on a nice day because this is a fantastic spot to take in Tokyo's natural beauty.
  • Beautiful park has good contrast to the surrounding state-of-the-art buildings. This park was originally founded by the family of Tokugawa in Edo period. You may see the stone wall at main gate, and find the approach from the river. Houses inside this garden are rebuilt in a way of old Japanese style. You will see wooden or thatched roof instead of tiles. Also, you will see many curved pines.
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