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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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Nice respite from Tokyo

These are nice gardens, but there are certainly nicer. It is a place where you can get away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo. Probably nicer when more flowers are in bloom... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

These are nice gardens, but there are certainly nicer. It is a place where you can get away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo. Probably nicer when more flowers are in bloom. The water views aren't as nice as I expected, so don't go for these.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Hama Rikyu Gardens was the terminus of the Sumida River Cruise. You therefore had to pay the admission price of the Garden in order to take the cruise. The Garden consisted of small winding paths leading from one side to the other. We did pass a polluted river which appeared to have had an oil spill as there was equipment... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The gardens are amazing, just like most in the city. One of the best. Highly recommended. I was there in the late afternoon and it was very busy, however, people are usually very quiet and respectful in these types of gardens. See the shrine, and then you can take a ferry for a trip up the river to Asakusa and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Visited on a lovely spring Sunday, temperature just right with the last of winter cool breezes gently swaying the old pines in the garden. General entrance cost Y300/person with seniors & children discounted half. The garden is one of Tokyo's cultural heritage garden & very well kept, a peaceful oasis amidst Tokyo urban metropolis with neighboring Tsukiji. Near entrance is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We started our morning here and found it just the right size to walk around and enjoy the beautiful gardens. Different times of year for different blooms. We just missed the cherry blossoms but were in time for the azaleas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Had a great time walking through the gardens. In any season, it is a beautiful place, and well worth a couple of hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Lovely restful place to wander about looking at the blossom. Arrived by boat which stops here from a river trip.Tea house well worth a visit to see inside and partake green tea and small cake. Tranquil and you can sit and view river traffic or compare the quietness of the garden with the hurly burly of the surrounding city

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This is a beautiful garden, located a couple of minutes walk from the famous fish market and the Sumida river. The garden is quite big and features many hidden corners with local gems. Entrance is apx. 2US$ and also includes an audio tour, which is absolutely excellent and spot on. Make sure to follow the audio tour and don't miss... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Maybe this park is nice when the cherry blossoms are out, but in October it was rather plain. There was not much to see and it was not worth the entry fee or the walk from the fish market. We did not make it to the tea house, so maybe that was good but be warned that it is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Although we went with no guide, the visit to the traditional teahouse was an aweing experience, considering that the shogun himself had tea in that very location. And I do not blame him for choosing this spot. And when you 'climb' to the top of the nearby hill and enjoy the view of some of the park, just imagine you... More 

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