Hama-rikyu Garden

The Hama-rikyu Garden is a public park in Chūō, Tokyo, located at the mouth of the Sumida River. It was opened April 1, 1946.

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This garden has a large seawater pond called shioiri-no-ike.  In the background are the tall buildings (including the Conrad Hotel) of the Shiodome area.

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The garden used to be a falconry ground of the Shogun family until the middle of the 17th century, but later became a social and recreational place.

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The Otsutaibasi bridge was built in 1707 leading to the Nakajima-no-Ochaya.

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The Nakajima-no-Ochaya (tea house) is set in the middle of the pond and has been rebuilt several times since 1724.

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There are several wooden bridges in the garden …

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… as well as several signs to help visitors access each area of this beautiful garden.

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According to the sign, this is named the 300 year old pine because it was planted in 1709.

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12 thoughts on “Hama-rikyu Garden

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  2. I feel like reading a fancy tourist guidebook. Very informative, great photos!!!
    I have never been to there so I am glad that you shared.
    Have a wonderful Sunday.

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