Hama Rikyu Gardens, Chuo

4.3
#4 of 424 in Parks in Tokyo
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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  • Beautiful, immense gardens. An oase of peace in the middle of the metropolis. All super cared for and nothing left to chance. It's great to take a walk and then rest in the shade of some tree. In the middle of the gardens there is a rest facilities where to rest in the shade refreshed by jets of water vapor. Admission 300 yen. Don't miss it!
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  • There is no escaping the rain in Tokyo in June so it was a very wet day when we wandered through here. It's a nice garden with an I retesting 300 year old tree within it. I imagine it is beautiful in ...  more »
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  • 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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