Hamarikyu Gardens, Tokyo in 4K - 浜離宮恩賜庭園 - Japan As It Truly Is

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Hamarikyu Gardens is one of Tokyo's finest. Experience it like you were there, seeing the beauty that everyone else leaves out.

Hamarikyu is one of the more beautiful and popular gardens in Tokyo, yet still gets ignored by the tourist mobs enough that you can still enjoy it leisurely. Hama Rikyu has a history going back centuries, previously as an imperial detached villa, and before that a hunting ground for the Shogun. It's also the only garden you can take the Tokyo water bus to and entry into Hamarikyu is included.

Hamarikyu has a striking characteristic of being surround by many skyscrapers and high rises. The modern among the traditional is something distinctly Japanese.
Hamarikyu is also unique in that it has salt water ponds that rise and fall with the rides. The whole garden is about 250,000 sq. meters and has a lot of places to stroll. You can also take a break at the Nakajima no Ochaya teahouse with some Japanese tea for around ¥500.

Along with Hamarikyu Gardens, just 10 minutes on foot is the Kyu Shiba Rikyu Garden, which is also quite beautiful.
Get the combo ticket and see both for less money.

Hama Rikyu is about 10 minutes on foot from the JR Shimbashi Stn, or a 5 minute walk from the Shiodome subway station on the Toei Oedo Line and the Yurikamome train. It's a 35 minute ride from Asakusa on the water bus.

Hama-Rikyu is open daily 9 AM- 5 PM (last entry 4:30 PM). May be extended until 6 PM during cherry blossom season.
Entrance fee is ¥300. Combo ticket is ¥400.
Free tours in English are offered on Mondays at 11 AM from Apr 2019.

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