Hamarikyu Gardens (浜離宮恩賜庭園 Hama-rikyū Onshi Teien?) is a public park in Chūō, Tokyo, Japan. Located at the mouth of the Sumida River, it was opened April 1, 1946. The park is a 250,165 m² landscaped garden surrounding Shioiri Pond, the park itself surrounded by a seawater moat filled by Tokyo Bay. It was remodeled as a public garden park on the site of a villa of the Shogun Tokugawa family in the 17th century.
Visitors can also enjoy refreshment at a teahouse in Nakashima located in the middle of the pond in the garden that offers matcha and Japanese sweets in a tea-ceremony style. A peony garden, plum tree grove and cosmos fields have flowers for every season. Japanese falconry and aikido are demonstrated at New Year.
- Main Exit
- Tsukijishijō Station (Toei Ōedo Line) - 7 minutes walk
- Shiodome Station (Toei Ōedo Line) - 7 minutes walk
- Shiodome Station (Yurikamome Line) - 7 minutes walk
- Shimbashi Station (Toei Asakusa Line) - 12 minutes walk
- Middle Exit
- Shiodome Station (Toei Ōedo Line) - 5 minutes walk
- Hamamatsuchō Station (Yamanote Line) - 15 minutes walk
- Water Bus
- Tokyo Mizube Line arrives at and departs from inside the park.
- Tokyo Cruise Ship ( Water Bus) arrives at and departs from inside the park.
The price of the water bus ticket includes admission to the park.
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- Tokyo Metropolitan Park Association
- Hama-rikyu Gardens Gallery
- "Tokyo Cruise Ship ( Water Bus)" - Hamarikyu official website
- Tokyo Metropolitan Park Association official website (English)