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If you were busy with shopping at Ginza, Hibiya, Yurakucho area, you might start to think taking a small break …

If you were busy with shopping at Ginza, Hibiya, Yurakucho area, you might start to think taking a small break or relax somewhere. If so, there is a good place!

Hibiya Park is a 16 hectare public park bordering the southern moat of the Imperial Palace. This is Japan’s first public Western-style park.

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Hibiya Park was the grounds of feudal lords during the shogunate, and became a military parade ground during the early years of Japan’s modernization in the late 19th century. It was then made a public park in 1903. The park’s flower beds bloom with colorful seasonal flowers throughout the entire year, making the park a place of relaxation for people working in the nearby business district.

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Hibiya Park has two large Western-style flower gardens, one of mainly tulips – with a large fountain, the other of roses. There are several restaurants in the park, and a few stores selling refreshments.

There are two outdoor music domes, one large, one smaller, where you are likely to hear music or see a festival of some kind taking place, especially on weekends.

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There many varieties of trees in the park, the most notable being Ginkgos which form an avenue in the very middle of the park. The park has a wide range for enjoying flowers trees and running or playing catch ball, so also can be used with family (of course also good to relax for workers around Hibiya!).

There is even a small Park Museum too. Interesting? Of course you can drop here after your shopping Ginza or Tokyo area and to take relax is also good idea! Please check it out!

 

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