Former Shiba Rikyu Garden, Minato

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#24 of 254 in Parks in Tokyo
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. Using our online itinerary creator, Tokyo attractions like Former Shiba Rikyu Garden can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • "Kyu Shiba Rikyu Garden (JAWS beam Kyu grace teienn)", is one of the daimyo garden in Edo in Tokyo. Edo became the Imperial of the Kishu Tokugawa family. 6/1979 was specified in the countries under the cultural properties protection law "scenic".
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  • When you are surrounded by tall buildings, and foliage of the gardens you can enjoy is a turnoff. Flowers are a beautiful season, you don't mind around that too!
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  • The autumn is very beautiful, green water circle, there is a beautiful little bridge, the reflection is so beautiful, side of the red leaves, yellow, and green leaves alternate, there is a large lawn. There are lots of people who have picnics, naps, and a lot of Japanese families with small children, full of love and atmosphere in the courtyard.
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  • Outwith its walls are 38 million people; within its walls is peace. Beautifully designed and well maintained, the garden has wandering paths around the central pond, with benches and shelter to encourage taking the garden slowly. I can attest that the autumn colours are lovely.
  • One of the beautiful garden in Tokyo, Japan. Outside the garden there is small kids area where kids can enjoy sliding, swinging, and climbing. Garden has beautiful pond or lake in middle. Ther wooden bridge adding beauty to garden. You can take walk around it and enjoy beautiful greenary.
  • My favorite Japanese garden in Tokyo. Traditional garden surrounded by buildings giving a wonderful contrast between the old and new Tokyo. In bonus there is an archery hidden nearby the entrance.
  • Calm and beautiful. Entrance is cheap.
  • It's so pretty, and I especially like the view from the little mount. I also like the fish in the lakes. We took pictures of them.

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