Japanese Gardens: Hamarikyu

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While Tokyo has dozens of beautiful parks, I always love coming back to Hamarikyu Gardens. Built in the Edo Period as the residence of a feudal lord (and duck hunting grounds - seriously), I love the modern day garden as a beautiful juxtaposition between the old and the new, the natural and the modern, the serene and the bustling. And, as they are fewer visitors here than at many of Tokyo's other parks, and the garden is quite big, you are always sure of having plenty of space to yourself.

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In the center of the tidal pond is a teahouse serving matcha and traditional wagashi sweets.

Admission to the garden ¥300, children free.