Hamarikyu Gardens

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Hamarikyu Gardens
Hamarikyu Gardens (浜離宮恩賜庭園, Hama-rikyū Onshi Teien)
Hamarikyu Garden as seen from Shiodome.jpg
Hamarikyu Gardens seen from Shiodome
TypeUrban park
LocationChūō, Tokyo, Japan
Coordinates35°39′36″N 139°45′43″E / 35.660°N 139.762°E / 35.660; 139.762Coordinates: 35°39′36″N 139°45′43″E / 35.660°N 139.762°E / 35.660; 139.762
CreatedApril 1, 1946
in 1863, photo by Felice Beato

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 to the public 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 Shōgun Tokugawa family in the 17th century.

In the garden you can find a pond with a teahouse in the center.[1] Visitors can cross one of the three bridges to reach the teahouse, where they can enjoy refreshment such as matcha and Japanese sweets in a tea-ceremony style. The garden has a peony garden, a plum tree grove and cosmos fields with flowers for every season. Japanese falconry and aikido are demonstrated at New Year.


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]


  1. ^ "Hamarikyu Gardens". Meet The Cities.

External links[edit]

Media related to Hama-rikyū Garden at Wikimedia Commons