Hama-rikyu Gardens 浜離宮恩賜庭園

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Hama-rikyu Gardens is a popular attraction on any tourists itinerary. It is one of the best, of the nine Metropolitan Cultural Heritage Gardens in Tokyo. In fact it is a short distance from Kyu-Shiba-rikyu Gardens, located in Hamamatsucho, which is one stop from Shimbashi station on the JR Yamanote Line.

Hama-rikyu’s  sprawling 62 acres (25 hectares) hosts a lot of seasonal flora and fauna, birds, turtles & fish. A 300 year old black pine tree that was planted to commemorate the renovations made by the 6th shogun Ienobu, still has an imposing view. You can relax over green tea with some Japanese sweets, in the tea house (restored in 1983), while taking in the spectacular view of the ponds & surrounding gardens.

Tokyo like any other major city in the world is a concrete jungle with a fast pace of life, so one is bound to be surrounded by buildings & the humdrum of city life. Many global citizens complain about this but in this day & age such gardens and parks provide a breath of fresh air. These gardens & parks are the best places where one can unwind & get some peace & tranquility from our hectic lives !

Click on this link for more details in English ~ http://teien.tokyo-park.or.jp/en/hama-rikyu/index.html

 

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Hama-rikyu Gardens 浜離宮恩賜庭園

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s