Tokyo, Japan - October 3, 2016: View at modern skyscrapers and  Hamarikyu Gardens in Tokyo. It is a public park opened April 1, 1946.
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Hama-rikyū Onshi-teien

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This beautiful garden, one of Tokyo’s finest, is all that remains of a shogunate summer villa next to Tokyo Bay. There's a large pond with an island, connected by a causeway, upon which sits the teahouse Nakajima no Ochaya, where you can sip matcha (¥740, traditional sweet included). Don't miss the spectacularly manicured 300-year-old black pine tree near the Ote-mon entrance.

There are free guided tours of the garden in English at 11am on Saturdays and Mondays (except during August).

A great way to access or depart from the garden is via Tokyo Cruise, which runs water buses from Asakusa, via the Sumida-gawa (Sumida River), to a pier on the garden's edge.

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