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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 56 Attractions in Chuo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Gardens, Parks
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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Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido, Japan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Great place for relaxing and escaping the business of the city. Beautiful gardens, Japanese tea rooms and plenty of bird-life to enjoy.

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Ventura, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Much walking, subway riding and train riding to find this garden, but it was SO worth it. We also went on a ride from the garden by boat to a different district. Saw a few older homes remincent of years gone by.

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Darwin, Australia
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37 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We arrived at this park via the water bus (Tokyo Cruise) from Asakusa, as our son had mentioned it was a must see. It is. The area once was a horse stable and hunting ground of the Tokugawas is now manicured gardens and water features along with some historical buildings including a traditional tea house. Even in the heat of... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This park is beautiful and is full of fascinating information about Tokyo history. I would recommend renting the ipad walking tour device, as it was very informative and had additional photos of the park from different eras. One warning...this is a very popular place for Japanese locals to have wedding photos taken in traditional Japanese formal attire. When we arrived... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Wonderful gardens to wander through and get a break from crowds and the city. It is a fun destination to get to from one of the river cruises.

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Tel Aviv
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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I got there from the busy fish market, and the garden is quiet and peaceful that you cannot believe it is in the middle of Tokyo. The tea house near the lake was a good place to try the bitter thick green tea with Japanese sweets.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is a small garden compared to some other famous gardens in Tokyo. Hama-rikyu Gardens (浜離宮恩賜庭園, Hama-rikyū Onshi Teien) is located beside the end of Sumidagawa River, where it flows into the Tokyo Bay (its old name is Edo Bay). This garden can be traced back to the Edo period. It is said that the gardens were completed during the... More

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da burgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I enjoyed this stop on our Grayline full day tour, which was an excellent choice in tours. I loved everything about my Tokyo experience. The gardens were lovely. If you RUN, you can experience the tea service with about one minute to get back to the bus. Even with having to run (which was not something I wanted to do... More

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We were getting tired of the oppressive heat Tokyo was experiencing, and could see the park from our hotel. It is an easy stroll around the park. We were given a map of the park at the entrance, but you can get around quite easily without one. It is how I imagined a Japanese garden to look. Neatly clipped trees.... More

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I visited the gardens on a Sunday and was pleasantly surprised at the lack of crowds. The gardens are quite large, but there were plenty of places to stop, sit and rest - several of which were shady spots along Tokyo Bay. The tea houses were beautifully restored, although nothing like those in Kyoto. The tidal ponds were quite unique... More

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