Former Shiba Rikyu Gardens
Former Shiba Rikyu Gardens
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Neighbourhood: 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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K_Chan40
Petaluma, CA427 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
I have visited several times as this garden is such a wonderful break from the busy concrete jungle that surrounds it. The winding pathways and still water will refresh and energize you at the same time. Although you can see tall sky scrappers and a shinkansen line passes right next to the garden it's not distracting at all from the traditional beauty.
Written 19 November 2023
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swift314
Sheffield, UK12,109 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
nice gardens centrally located nice and peaceful.Good palce just to chill out with a skyline of the tokyo skyscrappers like a mini central park
Written 1 November 2015
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Ryan S
Portland, OR17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Solo
Peaceful and quiet even with a lot of people visiting. Be sure to check out the teahouse and walk along the harbor waterfront.
Written 18 June 2018
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Willy551
Port Macquarie, Australia69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2015 • Couples
An hour or two here provides a gentle relaxation from the tumult of Tokyo beyond its walls. An easy walk from the fish market these gardens have a long history from Shogun times. Lakes, ancient trees, restored buildings, garden vistas and massive walls all provide points of interest and photos.
Never crowded it provides a must see spot.
Written 9 December 2015
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Joop v
Nijmegen, The Netherlands204 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Friends
this garden is a peaceful round place with a pond in the center. turtles bathing in the sun and koi fish begging for food. it was not my intention to visit the park because I was on my way to the harbour. absolutely a great place !!
Written 30 October 2015
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Nina B
Auckland Central, New Zealand301 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Friends
We discovered this park by accident, right next to Hamamatsucho train station (JR). Entrance fee is 150 yen. There is a lake you can walk around with many turtles on the rocks. Nice spot to have lunch and a break from train hopping and sightseeing.
Written 17 October 2015
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Zippy22
Thornhill, Canada356 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2015 • Couples
We asked the cab driver to take us to Hama-Rikyu Garden. She dropped us off, curbside, and we unwittingly strolled into Kyu-Shiba-Rikyu Garden. Not an outstandingly beautiful garden, but a pleasant oasis from the city surrounding it. The solitude was enhanced by the dull, rainy weather which kept most people away.

It wasn't until hours later that we discovered we were not at Hama-Rikyu Garden - and we never did get to visit it!
Written 7 October 2015
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Tokyo Local Sites
Bunkyo, Japan117 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2015 • Solo
Kyu-Shiba-rikyu (43,000 sq.meters) is not as large as Hama-rikyu Gardens, but it has a charm of its own. Almost all parks and gardens were residences of feudal lords, shoguns & government officials. This garden was made from reclaimed land & as most gardens, this one is landscaped to resemble the intricate layout of mountains, lakes & oceans which reflect an idealized fusion between humans & nature. This garden gets its inspiration from The West Lake in Hangzhou, China. There are a lot of impressive rock formations around this park. The trails around the garden help you enjoy the view from various angles. Do not let the frequent bullet trains whizzing past, distract you from the exquisite atmosphere of Kyu-Shiba-rikyu Gardens.
It is just 1 minute on foot from Hamamatsucho station's North exit, on the JR Yamanote line. Entrance fee is ¥150
Written 3 October 2015
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ozteddy
Brisbane, Australia436 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Like many Japanese gardens this one was not at its best in mid March as there was almost nothing in flower and even the grass had not 'greened up' after winter. It is a pleasant place to sit and enjoy the relative peace, although being small and surrounded by the city it is hard for that not to intrude. It is literally a few minutes walk from the station, so if you're in the area and enjoy gardens, do it, but it's not, in my opinion a must see.
Written 16 April 2019
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Joannie707
London, UK124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
We happened on the Shiba Rikyu garden by accident whilst on our way to the boat terminal at Hinode. The gardens are small and exquisite (entry fee is Yen 150 and worth every penny). The gardens have been cited as being the most beautifully designed in Tokyo. I'd do with that! To find such a wonderful tranquil space in the middle of a built up area and just metres away from the highway was a real plus for our trip. It doesn't appear that these gardens appear on much of the tourist trail in Tokyo so even more reason to visit. The whole of the garden is incredibly well maintained and the gardens have a wonderful history - the site is on land reclaimed in the 1600s. Do go if you find yourself nearby.
Written 26 November 2018
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