Kyu Shiba Rikyu Garden is one of the two surviving Edo Period Japanese gardens in Tokyo. Kyu Shiba Rikyu Garden, also known as Kyu Shiba Rikyu Onshi Teien (Former Shiba Villa Garden Read more [...]
Hamarikyu Gardens is a landscaped garden around the central Shioiri Pond and is a designated Special Place of Scenic Beauty. Hamarikyu Gardens features cherry blossom in spring time and Autumn leaves in mid November. Other features include a peony garden, plum tree grove and seasonal cosmos flowers. Hamarikyu Gardens, which opened in 1946, covers 250,000 square meters and is on the site of the former 17th century villa of the Shogun Tokugawa family. Hamarikyu Gardens is surrounded by Shioiri Pond, a sea water moat filled by Tokyo Bay. Hamarikyu Gardens are at the mouth of the Sumida River in Chuo Ward of central Tokyo.