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Home - Travel - Sightseeing Guide - Kanto - Tokyo - Southern Tokyo
Kyu Shiba Rikyu Garden
# 58   of 73 most visited
sights in Tokyo

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Kyu Shiba Rikyu (ŗ{, Kyū Shiba Rikyū or "Former Shiba Villa") is a classic Japanese landscape garden in central Tokyo, located just next to Hamamatsucho Station and not far from Hama Rikyu, another popular Japanese landscape garden.

A green oasis surrounded by tall buildings, the Kyu Shiba Rikyu Garden features the typical elements of a Japanese landscape garden, including a pond and man made hills, symbolizing the ocean, lakes and mountains of the real world, and circular walking trails to enjoy the garden from various perspectives.

During the Edo Period, the garden was built on land reclaimed from Tokyo Bay, and served as the residence of various feudal lords and government officials. In 1875 after the fall of the feudal government, it was turned into the Shiba Detached Imperial Villa, however, all buildings were destroyed in the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923.

In 1924, Kyu Shiba Rikyu Garden was opened to the public.

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How to get there
Kyu Shiba Rikyu Garden is located next to Hamamatsucho Station, five minutes south of Tokyo Station by JR Yamanote Line. It can also be reached in a short walk from Daimon Subway Station (Oedo and Asakusa Subway Lines).

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Hours and Fees
Hours:9:00 to 17:00 (entrance until 16:30)
Closed:December 29 to January 3
Admission:150 Yen

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