Hamarikyu Garden in Tokyo
Hamarikyu Garden In Tokyo
Hamarikyu Gardens View From Shiodome City Center Tokyo
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Facts & Figures
Hamarikyu Garden or Hama-rikyu Onshi Teien is a beautiful landscape garden in Chuo-ku, central Tokyo. The public park (250,165 square meter) is an great example of the famous gardens during the Edo Period.
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Ryokans are the perfect way to discover old Japanese culture and traditions. Hama Rikyu features an inner tidal pool (Shioiri Pond, Shiori-no-ike), spanned by three bridges. There are also other seawater ponds used as refuge for herons, ducks and migratory birds. Take a break at the teahouse and enjoy the impressive scenery (sweet + powdered green tea - matcha - costs 500 yen). Moon-viewing pavilions, a peony garden, plum tree grove, cosmos field and a pine trees lined promenade along the Tokyo bay makes this place a must-see during your visit in the captial of Japan.
- Hamarikyu Garden
- Opening Hours - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (last entry 4:30 pm)
- Closed - December 29th till January 1st
- Admission Fee - 300 yen (Adults), 150 yen (Seniors), free (Primary school children or younger)
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Hamarikyu Garden was originally built as the residence of the Shogun Tokugawa family during the Edo Period (1603-1867). Later (after the Meiji Restoration) the garden became a detached palace for the Imperial family. In April 1946 the park opened for the public after the city of Tokyo received the ownership.
Hama-rikyu Onshi Teien is located near the mouth of the Sumida-gawa river within Chuo-ku in Tokyo.
Address: 1-1, Hama Rikyu-teien, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0046
How to get to Hamarikyu Garden?
- 7min from Shiodome Station (Main Exit) served by Toei Oedo Line or
- 10min from Shimbashi Station (Main Exit) served by Toei Asakusa Line or
- 15min from Hamamatsucho Station (Middle Exit) served by Yamanoto Line or
- 35min from Asakusa by Tokyo Water Bus
Shioiri-no-ike - the Shioiri Pond is the only seawater pond left in Toyko
O-tsutai-bashi / Nakajima-no-ochaya - the tea house (built in 1794) is connected by a 118m long bridge made from Japanese cedar (built in 1997)
300 year old pine tree - the garden was renovated by the 6th Shogun Ineobu, to celebrate this event the pine was planted
Flower field and Peony Garden - 1000 plants are on display, visit this place during spring time and enjoy the colors
Promenade along the Tokyo Bay - great place to relax
Festival & Events (dates can change without notice)
Cherry Blossom Viewing (first two weeks in April)
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