Hama-Rikyu Teien Garden

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This garden used to be the shogun’s duck hunting grounds, but now it’s an enormous stroll garden that’s beautiful in every season. Famous for its plum orchard, mid-late Feb) and cosmos (mid-late Sep) cherry blossoms, (late-Mar to early Apr), wisteriapeonies (late Apr to early May), & autumn leaves (mid-late Nov).

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This is one of the most famous (and biggest) plum groves in Tokyo, with really beautiful and unusual varieties
The trees nearest the entrance are planted next to a spectacular field of yellow flowers...
The trees nearest the entrance are planted next to a spectacular field of yellow flowers…
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…which is also a favorite spot to see couples getting their wedding photos taken
The pond reflects blooming cherry trees in late March.
The pond reflects blooming cherry trees in late March.
Early April brings cherry blossoms to the rest of the garden.
Early April brings cherry blossoms to the rest of the garden.
In mid-late April, the peony garden is at its peak.
In mid-late April, the peony garden is at its peak.
May brings peach blooms and many couples posing for their wedding pictures.
May brings peach blooms and many couples posing for their wedding pictures.
Wisteria blooms in late April to early May.
Wisteria blooms in late April to early May.
A glorious field of cosmos is planted to bloom in September.
A glorious field of cosmos is planted to bloom in September.

Hours: 9:30 – 17:00

Open: Every day except Dec 31 – Jan 1.

Admission: ¥300

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Bonus attraction: If you arrive or depart at the Hamamatsucho JR station, stroll down to the very end on the Shibuya-bound side, to see the best dressed nude statue in all of Tokyo

Volunteers have been dressing him up in a new costume every month since the year 2000!

Here’s more to do in the neighborhood, while you’re there:

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