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
9:00-17:00 (Admission until 16:30)
New Year's holiday(12/29-1/1)
[Admission fee] [General] 300yen [65 and over] 150yen [Elementary school age students and under and Junior high school students living and attending school in Tokyo] Free
Parking Lot
Available * Parking only for tourist buses and people with disabilities/wheelchairs Available * For general vehicles, please use the nearby public parking lot.
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, UnionPay)
Not available (No smoking on site)
Available (TOKYO FREE Wi-Fi) * Only at designated locations
English Menu
Available * The notices in the park are mainly Sunday main language/English (some Chinese/Korean are also available) * The garden leaflet is English/French/Spanish/Chinese (simplified/traditional)/Korean. Available Available
* Tel is connected to the Hamarikyu 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 (Be careful as wheelchairs cannot be used in places with steps or muddy areas)
Infant friendly
Possible (Admission for elementary school students and younger must be accompanied by junior high school students and above)
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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  • Peace amongst the skyscrapers.
    4.0 Reviewed:2020.04.23
    My travelling companion and I enjoyd our time in these gardens and particularly found the information about the reconstuctured duck hunting blinds and the remains of an old moat very interesting. The...
  • Hidden gem - get a boat to Skytree from the park
    4.0 Reviewed:2020.04.11
    Such a beautiful park! As with many parks/gardens you have to pay a small fee but it is worthy. The park is surrounded by tall buildings. We enjoyed the trees and the calmness of the place. We...
  • Lovely garden surrounded by skyscrapers
    4.0 Reviewed:2020.03.24
    This beautiful garden is surrounded by skyscrapers and is the juxtaposition which epitomises Japan . From the tranquil to the very busy, from the very old to the very modern. Well kept gardens with a...

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