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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 a respectable Japan garden. Forget the buildings of the plant are kept, including the great pine and unbalanced, train sounds, sound work, sound, so that in Tokyo? Until that is the best place to take a break, but much to the bench so.
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  • Entrance fee ¥ 150, is informal. Immediately behind the Hamamatsu-Cho station, was crowded with elderly people mainly.
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  • 可能因為剛打完颱風,園內有些地方很雜亂。 由於乘凌晨機剛到步,有點睏,看到當地的市民也在亭子裡小休,就跟著稍微睡了一下,超寧靜舒適,入場費才300円。