Hama Rikyu Gardens, Chuo

4.3
#4 of 422 in Parks in Tokyo
Take a break from the bustle and noise of Tokyo in Hama Rikyu Gardens, a lush public space in Chuo. Surrounding a pond, the gardens housed the residence of Shoguns between the 17th and 19th centuries. Today, the park contains a teahouse in the middle of the pond, where visitors drink green tea and nibble on mochi, a traditional rice cake. Seek out a 300-year-old black pine tree, and, if you visit in early spring, the blooming cherry trees. Put Hama Rikyu Gardens into our Tokyo trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Tokyo.
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  • It is a large garden in the middle of Tokyo. The rare thing is a shioiri pond that pulls seawater. The sea fish is lives. However, it is not very beautiful because it is water of Tokyo Bay. But there is no need to be in a garden that is well groomed.
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  • We visited during a public holiday, but it wasn't too crowded and the weather was amazing. A lovely way to spend the afternoon - and who could forget those beautiful canola blossoms!  more »
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  • Beautiful gardens and very peaceful in the heart of the city. Spent 3 hours wandering around enjoying the sunshine and the buildings in the park. Also took tea in the tea-house in the centre of the lake, this is well worth the time and money.
  • Quiet and serene, never gets too busy so it’s a welcome little space to just relax and spend some peaceful time. No particularly noteworthy buildings or monuments so I’d recommend this more for locals seeking a place to unwind rather than for tourists looking for photo opportunities.
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