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Hama Rikyu Gardens

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Odaiba / Shiodome / Shinbashi
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Address: 1-1 Hamarikyu Teien, Chuo 104-0046, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3541-0200
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Description: This popular park is located next to Tokyo Bay and contains one of the...
This popular park is located next to Tokyo Bay and contains one of the most beautiful gardens in the city.
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The Shogun Tokugawa estate converted into a public park

i've been very curious about shoguns ever since the novel came out decades ago. So the Hamarikyu Gardens was a must-visit, having been built by the Shogun Tokagawa family in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

i've been very curious about shoguns ever since the novel came out decades ago. So the Hamarikyu Gardens was a must-visit, having been built by the Shogun Tokagawa family in the 16th/17th century. Walking along the forested trails was refreshing. The seawater pond had a tea house in the middle. Perfect for a cup of traditional green tea. You will... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I took the waterbus from Asakusa to the boat dock at Hama-rikyu Gardens and enjoyed the river boat and its arrival at the back of the gardens in the quay. The gardens, whist small are an oasis in a veritable throng of high-rises, some of which are spectacular in design. The park is delightful with its teahouse in the centre... More 

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Tamworth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is a beautifully structured garden that is worth visiting even in mid-winter when many of the trees have no leaves, and nothing is flowering. We travelled to Hama-rikyo on the water bus from Asakusa and this was a lovely way to get there. It is certainly an oasis of tranquility in the midst of the bustle of Tokyo, even... More 

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Houston, Texas
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Really loved this park - it's near Shiodome (can shop/eat at the nearby Caretta) and though there was some construction on the roads during our visit, it was an easy walk from the station. Once you're there, you can enjoy a leisurely stroll around the gardens and enjoy birds, cherry blossoms of different varieties, and other misc. trees/plants. There's a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Hama Rikyu is a park worth visiting. We arrived there by water bus. The gardens are extremely well maintained and very lovely. Strange to find this garden between all sky-scrapers. Unfortunately the noise of the traffic does not go away. When we visited very few visitors were in the garden. It has a nice looking tea house but we did... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Really pleased I took the time to visit these gardens. Originally a Shogun garden in 17th century with seawater ponds. Mature trees including a 300year old pine. Backdrop of high rise buildings is quite a sight from within the gardens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

It is very centrally located in the heart of Tokyo with beautiful trees all around you. The background is covered with high-rise buildings. Very similar to Central Park in NYC. But much nicer.

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Darlington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This is a beautiful city garden even in January. The 300 yen entrance fee includes the use of a GPS smart device which automatically provides information when you approach certain numbered points in the garden. A member of staff explained to me in English how the device worked and helpfully suggested a route which included where the best photographic points... More 

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Kawasaki, Japan
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

If you're planning to travel near Ginza or Shinbashi area, this is the place to go to relax. It was owned by a shogun and it is one of the most beautiful gardens in Tokyo. You will see matsu pine trees throughout the garden. They even have a traditional tea house by the pond that's worth dropping by for a... More 

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College Station, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Not one of the nicer gardens I've seen. But pleasant for a stroll. Really just went there to catch the water bus to Asakusa. Maybe it's more attractive in other seasons, but I wouldn't go there to see a fine example of Japanese garden.

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Odaiba / Shiodome / Shinbashi
Odaiba is an entertainment hotspot with a giant ferris wheel, concert halls, amusement arcades and lots of shopping. It also boasts Oedo-onsen-monogatari, a hotspring that recreates old Edo-era ambiance and is very popular with foreign visitors. Shiodome has ultra-modern office buildings where you can often find restaurants with a great high-rise view of Tokyo. The neighboring area of Shinbashi is a district of much older commercial buildings and it's a great place to join 'salary men' enjoying a drink and snacks at street stalls under the railway bridges after work.