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Hama Rikyu Gardens

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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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Lovely gardens next to the water

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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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NJ
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I like the serenity of the garden. It's well-maintained and there's a lot of bits and pieces of information where you can learn the garden's (and Japan's) history. The garden is also a good place for taking pictures. The staff at the gate is also very pleasant to talk to, and speaks good english.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This is huge flat garden that is connected by a ferry from Asakusa. From this garden you can walk towards Ginza. There is nothing spectacular about this place.except for its escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Lovely oasis of peace right in the middle of the city, reminiscent of the way all the noise falls away when you enter Central Park but you can still see the skyscrapers. Even in December there were a couple of trees in flower. Can easily spend a couple of hours here. Catch a cruise from Asakusa and get off here... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The Hama Rikyu Garden is a very nice garden near the fish market. It is a very nice japanese garden with beautiful trees, a little lake and a wonderful tea house. There is a 300 years old pine tree. It is a very nice place, very quiet, with wonderful views. For all the people who like the japanese gardens it... More 

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