Hama-rikyu Gardens 3.4 rating

  Nature and Parks

Originally built by 17th century daimyo Matsudaira Tsunashige as a private residence and duck hunting grounds at the mouth of the Sumida River, Hama-rikyu is now a public walking garden with an all-season range of flowers and flowering trees. The 25-hectare Kaiyu Teien style park is surrounded by a moat filled with seawater from the Tokyo Bay.

The main entrance is the Otemon to the north, and there is an additional north-west gate Naka-no-gomon (Inner Gate), as well as a waterbus landing at the eastern-most corner. The highlight of the Hama-rikyu park is the Nakajima no Ochaya tea-house, picturesquely set on the small island of Nakajima in the middle of the Shioiri Pond, which is accessible by wooden foot-bridges. Green tea and sweets are available here.

Explore the gardens to see the 300 year old pine tree, peony garden with over 800 plants across 60 varieties, plum tree grove, cherry blossom trees, and Mt Fujimi viewing point.

About Hama-rikyu Gardens

 1-1 Hamarikyūteien, Chūō-ku, Tōkyō-to 104-0046, Japan

 Nearest Transit: Shimbashi (Line: (G))

 +81 3-3541-0200


Hama-rikyu Gardens and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower(1.7 km)
Soaring to a height of 332.

Imperial Palace

Imperial Palace(2.6 km)
The Imperial Palace in Tokyo is the official residence of the Emperor of Japan, built on the site of the former Edo Castle.

Tsukiji Fish Market

Tsukiji Fish Market(0.4 km)
Officially known as the Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market, the famous Tsukiji Fish Market is worth a visit for its 1600 stalls of exotic and delicious marine animals, including large blue fin tuna, live shell fish, deep sea crabs, eels, and salmon.

Zōjō-ji Temple

Zōjō-ji Temple(1.4 km)
Founded by Yūyo Shōsō in the 14th century, the Zōjō-ji is the headquarters of the Chinzei branch of Jōdo-shū Buddhism.

San-ai Building

San-ai Building(1 km)
The heart of Ginza is the intersection of Chuo-dori and Harumi-dori, dominated by the glass cylinder of this building.

Hie Shrine

Hie Shrine(2.5 km)
Another prominent shrine in Tokyo and the Sanno Matsuri festival it hosts in June is counted among the 3 Great festival of Tokyo.

Tsukiji Hongan-ji

Tsukiji Hongan-ji(0.9 km)
A Jodo Shinshu temple just a few blocks away from the fish market, worth seeing because of its unique, South Asian-inspired architecture.

Tokyo Stock Exchange

Tokyo Stock Exchange(2.7 km)
Tokyo's stock exchange, while one of the largest in the world by capitalization, is now entirely automated, and the tiny building it resides in is mostly for show, featuring a small museum, exhibition hall, and broadcasting facilities.

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