Celebrate New Year like a Shogun
2-3 January 2016
To celebrate New Year, a bit like a Shogun, visit Hama-rikyu Garden that used to be a falconry field of the Tokugawa shogunate during the Edo period in the 17th century. Get wowed watching the demonstration of falconry, with spectacular swooping of falcons from the rooftop of the adjacent Dentsu Building, about 213 meters high. You may even like to try Shogun’s zoni soup (one of the typical New Year’s meals), cooked according to the recipes of the 11th Shogun Ienari’s kitchen in the 18th century, and sold along with other food and drinks. If you like, you can also play traditional New Year’s games in the garden. As a bonus, New Year’s shishimai (Japanese-style Lion Dance) will welcome you if you arrive at the garden by boat.
Place name Hamarikyu Garden (in Japanese) 浜離宮恩賜庭園 Website go to website Phone 03-3541-0200 Dates 2-3 January 2016 Opening hours 9 am – 5 pm (last admission: 4:30 pm） Price Events are free
*Entry fee extra: ￥300 (65 year old & above: ￥150)
Address 1-1 Hamarikyu Teien, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Getting there (Otemon Gate)
- 5 min walk from Shiodome Station (Toei Oedo Line: Exit 10)
(by water bus)
- Hamarikyu Stop of Tokyo Cruise Water Bus (between Hinode Sambashi and Asakusa) and Waterbus Cruise (between Ryogoku and Odaiba)
* The above is the information known at the time of publication and subject to change without prior notice.