|Hamarikyu Gardens (浜離宮恩賜庭園, Hama-rikyū Onshi Teien)|
Hamarikyu Gardens seen from Shiodome
|Location||Chūō, Tokyo, Japan|
|Created||April 1, 1946|
Hamarikyu Gardens (浜離宮恩賜庭園, Hama-rikyū Onshi Teien) is a public park in Chūō ward, Tokyo, Japan. Located at the mouth of the Sumida River, it was opened to the public on April 1, 1946. A landscaped garden of 250,165 m² includes Shio-iri Pond, and the park is surrounded by a seawater moat filled by Tokyo Bay. It was remodeled as a public park on the site of a villa belonging to the ruling Tokugawa family in the 17th century.
At the centre of Shio-iri Pond is a teahouse, reached by three bridges, where visitors can enjoy refreshments, such as matcha and Japanese sweets, in the tea-ceremony style. The park includes a peony garden, a plum tree grove and fields with flowers for every season. Japanese falconry and aikido are demonstrated at New Year.
Tokugawa Tsunashige, the shogun's younger brother, received permission to reclaim land from Edo Bay (Tokyo Bay), on which he built a villa and garden in 1654. The property was inherited by his son, Ienobu, who later became shogun.
- 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 water bus ticket includes admission to the park.
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