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≪Cherry Blossom Spots≫ Hama-rikyu Gardens

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A luxurious time to see the cherry blossoms in the representative Daimyo garden in the Edo period

The Edo Period pond “Shioiri no ike” was a tidal pond that depended on the intake of seawater from Edo Bay. It had two duck hunting sites within the grounds. The garden is a typical example of the famous gardens of the Edo Period.

Also Kyu-Shiba-rikyu Gardens, Kiyosumi Gardens and Kyu-Yasuda Gardens were once a style of “Shioiri no ike”. Now, the pond of seawater is just Hama-rikyu gardens in Tokyo. Seawater fish such as black mullet, sea bass, gobies and eels live in the pond, and you can see the seagulls flying above the pond.

© Tokyo Metropolitan Government

© Tokyo Metropolitan Government

There are about 100 cherry trees in the garden, the Somei Yoshino will be at the best time from the end of March to the beginning of April, and then various double-cherry blossoms will be bloomed one after another.

In addition, about 300 thousand rape blossoms planted in the garden will bloom late February to early April, and if flowering times overlap, you can enjoy the contrast of the pale pink color of cherry blossoms and the yellow of rape blossoms against the background of a skyscraper.


Event Name ≪Cherry Blossom Spots≫ Hama-rikyu Gardens
Venue Hama-rikyu Gardens
Dates Around late March – Around late April ※Average year
Open Hours 9:00 – 17:00
*Last admission until 16:30.
*The opening hours of March 25 – April 9, 2017 will be changed from 9:00 – 18:00. (Last admission until 17:30)
Admission 【Admission fee】
General 300 yen
65 and over 150 yen
*No charge for primary school children or younger, and junior high school students living or attending school in Tokyo.
Free Wi-Fi Garden Office (Otemon bridge side Admission ticket counter)

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Address 1-1, Hama Rikyu-teien, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Contact 03-3541-0200
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