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Hama Rikyu Gardens

1-1 Hamarikyu Teien, Chuo, Tokyo Prefecture 104-0046, Japan
+81 3-3541-0200
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Ranked #1 of 60 Attractions in Chuo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Parks, Outdoors
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Owner description: This popular park is located next to Tokyo Bay and contains one of the most beautiful gardens in the city.
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Very relaxing and serene park about fifteen minutes walk from Tsukiji. Make sure to visit the 300-year pine and the Pine teahouse. The gardens are well worth a visit.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Lots of picture postcard scenes and a very peaceful area. We loved our walk through this Iconic garden. To be honest the 300 year old pine was unimpressive but the Tea Houses on the ponds were charming. We visited on an overcast day in Autumn. Can't wait to go back in Spring when the blossoms are out.

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I made a nice tour video of the park on Youtube, enjoy ! http://youtu.be/GA6Qt57DyJM Another oasis in this busy city is how you could describe Hamarikyu and its beautiful gardens. Located a few meters away from the busy Shiodome business area, surrounded by buildings and nearby the mouth of the Sumida River, this garden is a typical Daimyo garden from... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We stumbled across this whilst we were meandering through Tokyo. It's a really beautiful garden, great place for some peace as well as an opportunity for nice pictures. We didn't go into tea house, but peered in and it looked beautiful. The fields of flowers against the city skyscrapers looked stunning.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We arrived on a clear midweek morning following an earlier visit to Tsukiji Market, approximately 15 minutes away by foot. The gardens are located roughly where the Sumida River meets Tokyo Bay and has a reputation for being one of Tokyo's most attractive gardens. It started life in the mid-1600s as the gardens of an outer citadel of Edo Castle.... More

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Woodland Hills, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

If you like Japanese gardens be sure to see this one. It is a tranquil park in the middle of busy Tokyo. The ponds are lovely. Be sure to have tea at the Teahouse. This garden is well worth the effort of the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

visit there on a a weekend when they have the tea ceremonies. Great place for a picnic.It's a green oasis in the city, river view, flower garden , and also a stop to get on to the boat bus. I wouldn't travel here from afar though.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Visited after Tsukiji fish market as a lady we sat next to eating sushi suggested it. There was a tea festival taking place demonstrating the art of tea drinking - milk and 1 sugar for me - a Brit!!! Joking aside it was intriguing to see how it should be done. The gardens are very well kept and we had... More

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Singapore, Singapore
18 reviews 18 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Maybe it is early autumn as the flowers and the garden were not beautiful and attractive. I don't find it worth paying to enter. Smokers who sat near the entrance (smoking area) does not help and the toilet stink.

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Iligan City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

It is large garden in the bustling Tokyo downtown which is like an oasis in the city. It is home to a variety of cherry blossoms & other flowers which are particularly blooming in spring. Many Japanese have their weddings in this garden. Entrance fee is 300 yen

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