Shiodome - Taking a walk on Hama-rikyu Gardens

In the middle of April it is getting warmer and some colorful flowers flourish.

So April is one of the best season for taking a walk on garden like Hama-rikyu Gardens(浜離宮恩賜庭園) near Shiodome(汐留).

Shiodome - Hama-rikyu has long history from Edo Period

Hama-rikyu was built by the fourth Shogun(将軍) of Edo Period(江戸時代) Ietsuna Tokugawa(徳川家綱)'s young brother Tsunashige Matsudaira(松平綱重) in 1654.

In Meiji Period, Hama-rikyu had belonged to the Imperial Family as detatched palace(Rikyu, 離宮) before the Family donated the garden to the City of Tokyo after end of the World War II.

Now Hama-rikyu is well-known for a great place to rest all over Japan.

Especially in Spring, several colorful flowers flourish such as cherry blossom, canola flower and dandelion.

Cherry Blossoms in Hama-rikyu Gardens

Dandelion in Hama-rikyu Gardens

Canola Flowers in Hama-rikyu Gardens

Komagome - Weeping Cherry at Rikugi-en

In Hama-rikyu Gardens a Japanese teahouse Nakajima-no-Ochaya(中島の御茶屋) opens during the opening hour of the gardens.

You can experience Japanese traditional green tea and sweets Wagashi(和菓子), watching beautiful scenes of the gardens.

Nakajima-no-Ochaya in Hama-rikyu Gardens

Inside of Nakajima-no-Ochaya in Hama-rikyu Gardens

Inside of Nakajima-no-Ochaya in Hama-rikyu Gardens

Website of Hama-rikyu

(French, Chinese, Korean are also available)

Access to Hama-rikyu Gardens

7-minute Walk from Toei Oedo Line(都営大江戸線) Shiodome Station(汐留)

Toei Oedo Line Shiodome Station

Map around Hama-rikyu Gardens

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