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Former Shiba Rikyu Garden

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Odaiba / Shiodome / Shinbashi
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Address: 1-4-1 Kaigan, Minato 105-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 3-3434-4029
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Japanese Garden Tour and Sake Tasting in Tokyo
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Absolutely stunning inner city garden. The landscaping was great and the plum trees were blooming while I was there. Had a great picnic with a fantastic view of the city.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 October 2016
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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is an oasys in the middle of Tokyo: peacefull public garden, that was former imperial garden. Worth the visit , but take in account that the last admission is at 4 pm. Do not miss the 300 year Pine!

Thank Rubpy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 452 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Absolutely stunning inner city garden. The landscaping was great and the plum trees were blooming while I was there. Had a great picnic with a fantastic view of the city.

Thank KarolaRS
Brooklyn, New York, United States
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We spent over two hours walking and sitting in this gorgeous garden. Special attention is given to seasonal flowers. There was only one in bloom when we were there but they were so thoughtfully planted in places that accentuated their beauty.

Thank Bob S
Akron, Ohio
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This park was ok... Cost a few bucks to get in. The day we went it was very overcast and rainy (most of our trip was). The landscape was pretty and we saw some turtles and birds. I think there are nicer parks and ones that don't have an admission fee. This one is in a busy part of the... More 

Thank gambler532
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Shiba Rikyu is a classic Japanese landscape garden in central Tokyo. A green oasis surrounded by tall buildings, with the typical elements of a Japanese landscape garden. Very peaceful .

Thank larisa_9
Maldon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This a beautifully laid out garden where you can walk around and just enjoy nature. You are surrounded by skyscrapers, yet it a very peaceful place where you can relax and enjoy.

Thank Paul A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

A beautiful little garden next to Daimon Street and Hamamatsucho stations, it only takes about a half hour to stroll around, but as long as you like to sit and enjoy the peace and quiet in the heart of a bustling area. Very reasonable entry fee reduced for seniors.

Thank Neill B
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

This comparably small former Imperial garden is now completely surrounded by office buildings and train lines. Its charm remains intact though, so exquisite is its design and also because you are likely to have the place (almost) all to yourself. It has the usual ponds, bridges, mini hills, stone lanterns and well located trees providing beautiful sights and framed views.... More 

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Yokohama, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

The Kyu-Shiba-rikyu Garden is a public and former imperial garden, one of two surviving Edo period clan gardens in modern Tokyo, Japan. Kyu Shiba-rikyu is often regarded as the most beautifully designed garden in Tokyo and was once called the "most beautiful" scene in Japan. It’s a perfect spot for a morning stroll or to just sit in and relax.... More 

Thank LeeReeve
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

most signs are in both English and Japanese. A small café is situated in the center of the gardens and serves good quality refreshments and coffee and Japanese green tea.

Thank pawaustralia

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Odaiba / Shiodome / Shinbashi
Odaiba is an entertainment hotspot with a giant ferris wheel, concert halls, amusement arcades and lots of shopping. It also boasts Oedo-onsen-monogatari, a hotspring that recreates old Edo-era ambiance and is very popular with foreign visitors. Shiodome has ultra-modern office buildings where you can often find restaurants with a great high-rise view of Tokyo. The neighboring area of Shinbashi is a district of much older commercial buildings and it's a great place to join 'salary men' enjoying a drink and snacks at street stalls under the railway bridges after work.
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