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Former Shiba Rikyu Garden, Minato
(4.3/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
One of two remaining Edo-period clan gardens in the bustling metropolis, Former Shiba Rikyu Garden affords serene respite and visions of a time long past. Originally built in the 17th century, the garden stood on the banks of Tokyo Bay and boasted a central pond of salt water. Disaster struck in 1923, when fire destroyed all buildings and trees after the Great Kanto earthquake. Thankfully, the garden was quickly restored and opened to the public. Spread across 43,071 sq m (463,607 sq ft), the manicured park offers plenty of space for a quiet stroll, with terrapins, carp, and little egrets (as well as some seasonal waterfowl) observable as you circle the pond. There are no amenities within the garden, so consider bringing a packed lunch and finding a quiet bench away from the city hubbub. Arrange your visit to Former Shiba Rikyu Garden and discover more family-friendly attractions in Tokyo using our Tokyo vacation planner.
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  • It is an oasys in the middle of Tokyo: peacefull public garden, that was former imperial garden. Worth the visit , but take in account that the last admission is at 4 pm. Do not miss the 300 year Pine...  more »
  • As expected it is Japan garden Palace. Hill, cherry trees, pine trees, pond is surrounded by various plants, tree, maple, pond carp species, where they would be flown plenty of waterfowl. Still, specialities and seasonal places. It is recommended.
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  • When you go from Asakusa Odaiba aboard this stop is a place in the map. The original Palace of the Edo shogunate as the idea of having gorgeous, or it was not the same old feeling (but not much). Super mushy enough to feel the signs of power.
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