If you are in central Tokyo, and wanna have a look Japanese style garden, this place must vist!
Hamarikyu Garden (Hamarikyuuonshiteien) is Japanese style of garden located in Shiodome Tokyo.
The garden is divided into two major sections.These gardens belonged to the Tokugawa shogunate and served as a branch castle for Edo Castle during the Edo period. They feature a tidal pond and two duck hunting grounds. It is said that the gardens as they currently appear were completed during the era of Tokugawa Ienari, the 11th shogun. After the Meiji Restoration, they became a villa belonging to the Imperial household, and the name was changed to “Hama-rikyu.” The gardens were given to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government in 1945, and they were opened to the public as “Hama-rikyu Onshi Park” in April of 1946. In the Meiji Period, it became the part of the Imperial Garden. In 1952, it was chosen as the special place of Japanese scenery and historic monument of Japan. It was also used be the place of hunting duck. You can see those old style duck traps built in 1778 in this park. The black pine tree at the entrance is about 300 years old planted by 6th Shogun.
There are 60 kinds 800 tree peonies, in flower garden. They blossom out at spring. The flower garden has also many other flower of seasons.
The tea house at middle island was built in 1707 for Shogun. You can see the same scenery of the garden from 18th century. The current tea house was rebuilt in 1983. You can still enjoy tea and sweets here.
This park is also a ferry for sea bus. You can transfer to Asakusa, Ryogoku, Kasai and Sakurabashi. Interesting? Please check it out!