Hamarikyu Gardens

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Hama Rikyu Gardens as seen from Shiodome
Hama-rikyū in 1863, Photo by Felice Beato
Autumn leaves in Hama Rikyu
The Hama Rikyu teahouse in the seawater pond

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.[1]

Access[edit]

Visitors can access the park via either of the two northern gates or via the Tokyo Cruise Ship (water bus) as a 35-minute ride from Asakusa.

Main Exit
Middle Exit
Water Bus

The price of the water bus ticket includes admission to the park.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]

External links[edit]

Media related to Hama-rikyū Garden at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 35°39′36″N 139°45′43″E / 35.660°N 139.762°E / 35.660; 139.762