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Updated: October 17, 2023

Hama-rikyu Gardens 浜離宮恩賜庭園

1-1 Hamarikyu-teien, Chuo City, Tokyo

Edo-period paradise connecting the sea and the land

Take a step into this beautiful Edo-period (1603–1867) garden with a teahouse built to look as if it were floating on the water and discover a world separate from the high-rise buildings of the city. The garden is located on the edge of Tokyo Bay, and is the only Edo garden to incorporate seawater into the garden's pond.

Tips

  • The seasonal appearance of plum blossoms in late February or early March
  • Tea in the garden's teahouse, built to look like it floats in the middle of the central pond


© Tokyo Metropolitan Park Association

The Hama-rikyu Gardens are built around a central pond known as the Tide Inlet Pond. In the middle of the pond is the Nakajima teahouse, where you can sit down to enjoy a cup of matcha tea throughout the year. The garden's pond is connected to the sea, and water flows in and out with the tide, meaning the park is in a permanent state of flux.
Throughout the park there are a number of plum and cherry trees, which blossom throughout spring. You can see autumn foliage from the middle of November, peaking between late November and early December.


© Tokyo Metropolitan Park Association


© Tokyo Metropolitan Park Association

The Hama-rikyu Gardens were opened to the public in April 1946, but served as a feudal and imperial retreat for several centuries before that. The gardens, almost as they are now, were completed during the time of the 11th Tokugawa shogun, Tokugawa Ienari. After the Meiji Restoration of 1868, they became a villa belonging to the imperial household, before being given to the city of Tokyo in 1945.

How to Get There

  • Shiodome StationOedo LineYurikamome7 min on foot

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Opening Hours

  • 9:00-17:00
    MondaysTuesdaysWednesdaysThursdaysFridaysSaturdaysSundaysHolidays

    *Changes depending on the season and/or time period
    *Last entry 30 minutes before closing
  • Closing days: New Year's holidays

Price

General admission: 300 yen

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Facility Info

  • RestroomsNon-smoking areasWiFi
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  • Disabled parkingWheelchair rampMulti-purpose toiletOstomate restroomsToilet with handrailsDiaper changing facilitiesWheelchair loanBreast feeding roomAccessible communication formats

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