One of the most wonderful garden in central Tokyo is Hama Rikyu Garden.
Surrounded by Tokyo bay & high-rise building, you can enjoy beautiful flowers, colored leaves, traditional pond&little house, also even cruising from this garden.
This garden used to be Tokugawa shogunate’s private garden in 1600s.
Now owned by Tokyo city, all trees and flowers of this garden are really well condition everywhere.
I always feel gardener’s love who keeps this garden beautiful.
Location & General information
It’s located in near Ginza area (about 15min walk from Ginza). 10min by car from Tokyo station.
Also might be good after Tsukiji outer fish market. (about 15min walk from Tsukiji area)
Address : 1-1 Hamarikyu-teien, Chuou-ku, Tokyo (Link to Google MAP)
Opening hours : 9:00 to 17:00 (entry until 16:30)1
Admission is 300yen
Seasonal plants & Japanese style garden
First of all you can see 300years old Japanese pine tree at near entrance.
Yellow canola flower in March, Cherry blossoms in April, fresh greens in early summer, yellow&orange colored leaves in Autumn – this garden is really well designed to enjoy each season.
Then there is Japanese traditional small house and pond.
I was surprised that there is such a peaceful place in the middle of big city when I found here for the first time.
Lawn area for picnic
There are two lawn area which picnic is allowed only this spots.
1 : Uchibori square
2 : Open square.
Please see following garden’s map picture.
*Better to bring foods and drink before enter the garden. (can’t expect to buy lunch or drinks inside the garden)
*Playing with ball or badminton, drinking alcohol is not allowed.
*The closest restaurant is about 5min walk from Main-gate (Otemon-gate).
This restaurant was the closest →LOTO BLU
There is water-bus boat dock inside this garden. (not so well known)
You can go to Asakusa (or come from Asakusa) from here by boat.
About 60min, fare is 740yen/adult, 370yen/Child.
Baby stroller was welcome.
“Tokyo Cruise ship Co.Ltd” (Link to official website)
*Please check latest information on official website.
There are 4 family toilet for diaper change.
Route for Stroller / Wheel chair
There are suggested route for Wheel chair & Baby stroller.
- New cozy chill out spot – Waters Takeshiba
- Indoor playground with baby-friendly cafe at redeveloped waterfront Takeshiba, Tokyo
- How to enjoy TOKYO SKYTREE TOWN with Baby/Kids – Skywalk, Aquarium, Indoor playground, Toys, Shopping
- Aquarium at Tokyo Skytree town “Sumida Aquarium”
- [ Highly recommended ] One of the coolest indoor playground in Japan “Teamlab Planets Tokyo” in Toyosu