Take a break from the bustle and noise of Tokyo in Hama Rikyu Gardens, a lush public space in Chuo. Surrounding a pond, the gardens housed the residence of Shoguns between the 17th and 19th centuries. Today, the park contains a teahouse in the middle of the pond, where visitors drink green tea and nibble on mochi, a traditional rice cake. Seek out a 300-year-old black pine tree, and, if you visit in early spring, the blooming cherry trees. Put Hama Rikyu Gardens into our Tokyo trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Tokyo.
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Hama Rikyu Gardens Reviews
ずっと気になっていた公園、平日休みを利用して行ってきました。 広い敷地内でゆっくりと過ごしました。日本の昔ながらの茶室もあり、日本の和菓子を楽しむこともできます。 馬場跡とか、とても日本式庭園で、楽しく過ごせました。 more »I used the park and weekday sdays that I had been interested in for a long time. We spent a relaxing time on the large grounds. There is also an old-fashioned Tea Room in Japan, where you can enjoy Japanese sweets. It was a very Japanese-style garden and had a great time.
This is a nice "strolling park" in the middle of the city. As long as those are your expectations, you will enjoy it. It's simple and pretty and looks neat against the backdrop of the city buildings. ... more »
Beautiful gardens and very peaceful in the heart of the city. Spent 3 hours wandering around enjoying the sunshine and the buildings in the park. Also took tea in the tea-house in the centre of the lake, this is well worth the time and money.
Quiet and serene, never gets too busy so it’s a welcome little space to just relax and spend some peaceful time. No particularly noteworthy buildings or monuments so I’d recommend this more for locals seeking a place to unwind rather than for tourists looking for photo opportunities.
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