Hama-rikyu Gardens

This is a traditional garden located in the Chuo City of Tokyo with a unique Shioiri-no-ike (pond). “Shioiri” is a technique of drawing in sea water and using its tidal movements to change the shape of the pond. Hama-rikyu is one of the most famous Edo period gardens with its Shioiri-no-ike and its two goose-hunting places. On the island in the middle of the pond is the “Nakajima-no-ochaya (central island teahouse)” where guests can have tea and traditional cakes. The gardens are a nine-minute walk from Shiodome Station. In spring, visitors can enjoy the cherry blossoms, while in autumn cosmos flowers and colorful fall foliage make for splendid sights.

Spot details

Tokyo Chuou-ku Hamarikyuteien map map Map
9:00-17:00 (Admission until 16:30)
New Year's holiday(12/29-1/1)
[Admission fee]
[65 and over]150yen
[Elementary school age students and under and Junior high school students living or attending school in Tokyo]Free
Parking Lot
※Parking only for sightseeing buses and people with disabilities/wheelchairs visiting the park Available
※For general vehicles, please use the nearby public parking lot
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, UnionPay)
Not available (Entirely non-smoking on the premises)
Available(TOKYO FREE Wi-Fi)
English Menu
Available (Posts in the garden are mainly available in Sunday and English (some Chinese and Korean are also available), garden leaflets are available in English, French, Spanish, Chinese (simplified and traditional), and Korean)
*Telephone connects to the Hama-rikyu Gardens Service Center.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Possible (Note that wheelchairs cannot be used in places with steps or mud)
Infant friendly
Yes (elementary school students and younger must be accompanied by a junior high school student or older)
Pet friendly
It is not possible to enter the park by putting it in a pet carrier.

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • An quiet paradise amidst the city
    5.0 Reviewed : 2023.06.10
    Our private guide took us here as part of our day exploring Tokyo. Its a beautiful walk through the old hunting grounds of the Shogun. Today, the gardeners do a fabulous job of maintaining the...
  • Green oasis in the middle of Tokyo
    4.0 Reviewed : 2023.05.25
    This green space in the centre of Tokyo, surrounded by skyscrapers, is a welcome retreat. There are paths to follow, a cafe, toilets, and many photo opportunities.
  • Beautiful park
    5.0 Reviewed : 2023.04.08
    We visited Hama-rikyu Gardens on a Monday morning, it was a real oasis from the hustle and bustle of the Tokyo. There were beautiful blossom trees, lakes and bridges a wonderful way to spend an hour...

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