Together with the next-door Midtown Garden, the Hinoki-chō park (16,370 square meters large), run by the municipality of Minato-ku, comprises some 40% of the total area of the Tokyo Midtown complex. The site used to be a part of the secondary residence of the feudal lord, the Mōri family of the Chōshū Domain in western Japan and was full of hinoki trees (ヒノキ Japanese cypress). Hence the name, Hinoki-chō or Hinoki town. At the time of construction of Tokyo Midtown in 2007, the place was redeveloped as a landscaped garden with a Japanese teahouse, a wisteria-entwined trellis, a pond and streams. Close to Roppingi but away from its bustle, the park offers a relaxing space, full of cosmopolitan families and picnickers on sunny days.
Place name Hinoki-chō Park (in Japanese) 檜町公園（ひのきちょうこうえん） Phone 03-5413-7015 (Akasaka Office, Municipality of Minato-ku) Dates Year-round Opening hours 5 am – 11 pm Price Free Address 9-7-6 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo Getting there
- 5 min walk from Roppongi Station (Toei Oedo Line: Exit 8; Tokyo Métro Hibiya Line)
- 5 min walk from Nogizaka Station (Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line: Exit 3)
* The above is the information known at the time of publication and subject to change without prior notice.