Located in Chuo Ward, Tokyo, Hamarikyu Gardens is a representative feudal lord’s garden of the Edo period with a tidal pond, the only one in Tokyo that draws seawater from Tokyo Bay, and two duck ponds.

The tidal pond is the only one of its kind in Tokyo, and is a rare example of the style used in seaside gardens, where seawater is drawn in to change the appearance of the pond according to the ebb and flow of the tide.

The park is planted with about 100 cherry trees, and from early to mid-April, from Someiyoshino (around the middle gate) to Yaezakura (around the tidal pond), the best time to view the cherry blossoms continues.

The water bus takes you directly to the garden, making it very convenient for families and friends to enjoy viewing cherry blossoms in an authentic garden setting.

The old Tsukiji Market is located nearby, so you can enjoy not only the sight but also the taste.

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Park Name Hamarikyu Gardens
浜離宮恩賜庭園
Park Address 1-1 Hamarikyu Gardens, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Access (by train)
  • JR Keihin-Tohoku Line/Tokaido Main Line/Yamate Line/Yokosuka Line Shimbashi Station approx. 0.9 km *Bus (Toei Bus) available
  • Subway Asakusa Line/Ginza Line Shimbashi Station about 0.9km
  • Subway Oedo Line/Yurikamome Shiodome station about 0.6 km
  • Subway Oedo Line Tsukiji Ichiba station about 1.0 km
  • JR Keihin Tohoku Line/Yamanote Line/Tokyo Monorail Hamamatsucho station about 1.0 km
Access (by car)
  • Shiodome Exit, Metropolitan Expressway Inner Circular Route about 0.6 km
  • Tokyo Expressway Shimbashi Exit about 1.1 km
Remarks
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Cherry blossoms in Hamarikyu Gardens (Angle 01) Cherry blossoms in Hamarikyu Gardens (Angle 02) Cherry blossoms in Hama-rikyu Gardens (Angle 03)
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Cherry Blossoms in Hama-rikyu Gardens (Angle 04) Cherry blossoms in Hamarikyu Gardens (Angle 05) Cherry blossoms in Hamarikyu Gardens (Angle 06)
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Cherry blossoms in Hamarikyu Gardens (Angle 07) Cherry blossoms in Hamarikyu Gardens (Angle 08) Cherry blossoms in Hamarikyu Gardens (Angle 09)
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Cherry blossoms in Hamarikyu Gardens (Angle 10) Cherry blossoms in Hamarikyu Gardens (Angle 11) Cherry blossoms in Hamarikyu Gardens (Angle 12)
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Cherry blossoms in Hamarikyu Gardens (Angle 13) Cherry blossoms in Hamarikyu Gardens (Angle 14) Cherry blossoms in Hamarikyu Gardens (Angle 15)
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Cherry blossoms in Hamarikyu Gardens (Angle 16) Cherry blossoms in Hamarikyu Gardens (Angle 17) Cherry blossoms in Hama-rikyu Gardens (Angle 18)

Image Credit: Tokyo Navi via tokyo-park.net archive

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