Hama-rikyu Garden



Name Hama-rikyu Garden
Category Garden
Address 1-1, Hama Rikyu-teien, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0046
Phone number 03-3541-0200
Admission Entrance fee: ¥300 (65 and over: ¥150) (No charge for primary school children or younger, and junior high school students living or attending school in Tokyo)


Main facilities Japanes style of garden that features a path around a taodal pond
Other facilities duck hunting sites, Flower field (spring: rape seed, Autumn Cosmos)
Main flowers and plants Japanese apricot, Cherry, rape seed flower, cosmos
Recommended season Spring Autumn
Brief explanation This garden has a tidal pond that depended on the intake of seawater from Edo Bay and two duck hunting sites within the grounds. The garden is a typical example of the famous gardens of the Edo Period. And only one garden acutual tidal pont can be seen in the garden. The garden constructed and renovated by Tokugawa Shogunate family on the reclaimed land since 17th century. The garden was finally finished at the time of the 11th shogun, Ienari, and has remained basically the same down to the present time. After the Meiji Restoration, the garden became a Detached Palace for the Imperial family and the name became the Hama Detached Palace. The Great Kanto Earthquake and World War II bombings caused a great deal of damage to a number of the buildings and trees. November 3, 1945, the Imperial family gave the garden to the City of Tokyo and it became open to the public in April of 1946. On November 22, 1952, Hama Detached Palace Garden was designated a famous site as well as a site with high historical significance. In the garden, many flowers from early spring, Japanese allspice, Japanese appricot and rape seed flower, and then middle of spring, cherries, and Japanese Iris in early summer, cosmos or autum folliage in autumn or pine trees through seasons can be enjoyed. This garden located in seaside and near down town such as Shinbashi, also can be accessed from Asakuka by water-bus on Sumida river.
Opening hours Open from 9:00 to 17:00 (Entry until 16:30) Closed: Year-end holidays (December 29 to January 1)
Access Otemon gate: Toei O-edo Line Shiodome Sta. E-19, Tsukiji-shijo Sta. E-18 or Yurikamome Shiodome Sta. (7 minutes on foot)
JR or Tokyo Metro Ginza Line/Toei Asakusa Line, Shimbashi Sta. (10 minutes on foot) G-08, A-10
Nakano gomon gate: Toei O-edo Line Shiodome Sta. (10 min on foot), JR Hamamatsu sta. 15 min on foot
Car park information none (only for handicapped persons)
Official website English https://www.tokyo-park.or.jp/teien/en/hama-rikyu/index.html
Official web in Japanese 日本語公式ウェブページ https://www.tokyo-park.or.jp/teien/contents/index028.html