Cherry blossoms and extended opening hours
24 March – 8 April 2018
Located in the waterfront of Tokyo Bay, Hama-rikyu tei’en is a Japanese-style garden that used to be the shogun Tokugawa family’s secondary residence.
Today it is the only garden found in Tokyo with a pond of seawater, which flows in and out as the tide ebbs and flows. The garden, partly bordered by the skyscrapers of Shiodome district, offers a moment of tranquility and a space to feel the sea breeze.
Cherry blossoms in Hama-rikyu Garden
In spring, this historical garden is tinted in soft shades of pink with the flowers of about one hundred cherry trees. In the beginning of April, Somei Yoshino will come into full bloom, followed by Yae-zakura (double-flowered cherries) and other rare species.
During the cherry blossom season, the garden will remain open until 6 pm, one hour longer than usual. So take the opportunity to savor the spring, gazing upon the graceful reflections of the cherry blossoms on the pond and appreciating the aesthetic beauty of the landscaped garden.
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