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