Walk in Tokyo – Hamarikyu Gardens

Walk in Tokyo – Hamarikyu Gardens

Hamarikyu Gardens (浜離宮恩賜庭園) is a public park in Chūō ward, Tokyo, Japan. Located at the mouth of the Sumida River, it was opened to the public on April 1, 1946. A landscaped garden of 250,216 m² includes Shio-iri Pond, and the park is surrounded by a seawater moat filled by Tokyo Bay. It was remodeled as a public park on the site of a villa belonging to the ruling Tokugawa family in the 17th century.

At the centre of Shio-iri Pond is a teahouse, reached by three bridges, where visitors can enjoy refreshments, such as matcha and Japanese sweets, in the tea-ceremony style.[1] The park includes a peony garden, a plum tree grove and fields with flowers for every season. Japanese falconry and aikido are demonstrated at New Year.

[00:00 – 05:38 Overview of the Hamarikyu Gardens]庭園紹介
[05:55 – 08:32 Nakajima teahouse ]中島のお茶屋
[08:33 – 10:13 Egret flight]白鷺の飛行
[10:14 – 13:38 Nakajima teahouse]中島のお茶屋
[13:39 – 16:17 Kamoba]鴨場
[16:18 – 18:04 Water bus stop]水上バスの乗り場
[18:05 – 21:50  On the way home]帰り道

Video Source: Hamarikyu Gardens/Tokyo Tourism Series.浜離宮恩賜庭園 from MIU-eri on Youtube CC BY

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