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“Nice place in the midst of buildings”
Review of Hama Rikyu Gardens

Hama Rikyu Gardens
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Ranked #2 of 309 things to do in Chuo
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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.
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
“Nice place in the midst of buildings”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

What I like there:

*) There are not many barriers along the road, so you eventually can feel the very real soil ! It's not often in Japan.
*) You can walk along the water or along the ponds in the midst of big trees. A few people inside.
*) You can board the river-bus there and alight at Asakusa.

What I don't like there:

*) There is much of barb wire around the park! Like if they everytime must protect themselves from the armed intruders outside. Looks ugly and even offensive. It's ridiculous, because all japanese people never make a step aside if it's not allowed by regulations or signs.
*) Lack of sitting places. They take money for the entrance 200 or 300 yen, but don't make any effort to make this park comfortable for sitting there.

Visited February 2013
2 Thank Andy P
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Beautiful, quiet, historical walk.”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

This relatively smaller garden gives you a piece of history that is otherwise hard to find in Tokyo, and lets you forget the busy streets and highways that are so omnipresent in Tokyo.

Visited February 2013
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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Charming, unexpected”
Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

Delicious walk or a sunny day. On the 4th of february, japan celebrtes the new born spring. It's still cold, but beautifully sunny and the first plm tree are blooming. Enchanting.

Thank Stephanie D
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

Even though it was the middle of winter during my visit (Jan 2011) the gardens were amazing and the guided audio tour made it even more enjoyable.

Visited February 2012
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“Great audioguide”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

While this is not the most special garden, it does have an outstanding, free English audioguide. You just wear it and as you walk around, it automatically gives you information. It was interesting to learn about the samurai period and how they used these gardens for relaxation and training. The 300-year old pine is not to be missed. When in bloom, the peonies are supposed to be beautiful.

This is also a landing spot for the Sumida boat trip down to Asakusa, Nakamise Dori and Sensoji Temple, which I highly recommend.

Visited January 2013
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