Hama Rikyu Garden is found near the mouth of the Sumida River, and although it’s surrounded by the chaos that is Tokyo, it still remains one of Japan’s most famous gardens.
The garden was originally property of the Tokugawa Shogun and served as his personal hunting grounds. Today the park hosts many beautiful features including a tidal pool, moon-viewing pavilions, as well as several teahouses.
A Walk Through the Park
The park is beautiful with its numerous walkways and changing scenery, but to peak your interest further, let’s take a pictorial stroll through the Hama Rikyu Garden.
You can access the park by taking the water bus Tokyo Cruise Ship that departs from Asakusa.
Or, if you prefer to walk, you can get to the park with a 5-10 minute walk from Tukiji-ichiba and Shiodome stations (Toei Subway Oedo line), or about a 15 minute walk from Shinbashi (JR Yamanote line, Tokyo metro Ginza line and Toei subway Asakusa line).
Photo Credits: All photos used from Flickr under a creative commons open license.
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