都の庭 (弐)

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Another landscape garden in the heart of the metropolis, featuring Hama Rikyū located near Shiodome station.

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Unlike the visit to Kyū Shiba Rikyū which is actually quite close in proximity to this garden, I came to this park just before noon. The warmth of the sun in a cold winter morning felt really good and it’s honestly one of the few rare moments where I embraced the abundance of sunlight without any second thoughts.

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This landscape garden used to be a residence for a feudal lord and served as a duck hunting grounds, as evident from its traditionally styled features and the flora one can see in the pictures.

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With the garden being situated along the Tokyo Bay, one can actually see the Tokyo Rainbow Bridge in the distance, as well as take in the amazing view of the skyline near Tokyo Bay.

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The ponds in the garden.

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The traditional building in the center is a teahouse.

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The teahouse is located on a mini island, connected by 2 bridges.

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Stalking this little one, or rather, I was the one being stalked for a good 5 minutes. It was following me around, and I just couldn’t refuse its company.

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Gaoow!

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Sights on the way out of the garden.

This was yet another very enjoyable walk in my trip to Tokyo, especially right after a hearty breakfast in Tsukiji Fish Market which was probably less than 1km away. Furthermore, with it being a much bigger landscape garden than the previous, I spent about 2 hours and a half taking in the sights. This is a place which I will recommend if one is looking for some nature in the metropolitan Tokyo.

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