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Former Shiba Rikyu Garden, Minato
Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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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We spent over two hours walking and sitting in this gorgeous garden. Special attention is given to seasonal flowers. There was only one in bloom when we were there but they were so thoughtfully plante... read more »
都心にあり交通も便利な庭園ですが、さほど広くはないため入園料は安いです。都心とは思えないすてきな庭園です。最近はゲームをやっている人もおります。Is a garden located in the city center, convenient to transportation, but less widely because no entrance fee is cheaper. This is the lovely garden city I don't think. We are also the people who are playing the game recently.show original
ここは時間をたくさんとって散歩をするのと、近くの高層ビルから海も含めた景色を見るのと、両方がおすすめです。View here takes a lot of time, to take a walk, including the sea from a nearby high-rise building and both are recommended.show original
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