Extended spring opening hours
26 March – 8 May 2016
Hama-rikyu Garden was created by the Tokugawa Shogunate (since the sixth Shogun Ienobu Tokugawa) on a landfilled area of Tokyo Bay. Every year the garden is dyed in soft pink of sakura that comes in full bloom, starting with Yoshino cherry in early April, then Yae-zakura (double flowered cherry) in mid-April, along with Ukon-zakura and other rare species.
During the o-hanami (cherry blossom viewing) season through Golden Week, the garden’s opening hours will be extended until 18 o’clock. So until nightfall, enjoy the image of cherry blossoms reflected beautifully on the pond (that draws in the sea water), against the background of high rises of Shiodome. Let you caressed gently by the sea breeze in the garden.
To make your o-hanami at Hama-rikyu even more memorable, how about taking a Sumida River cruise for direct access by boat?
Place name Hama-rikyu Garden (in Japanese) 浜離宮恩賜庭園 Website go to website Phone 03-3541-0200 Dates 26 March – 8 May 2016 Opening hours 9 am – 6 pm (last admission: 5:30 pm） Price ￥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.