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Introduction

History

  • πŸ“œ Edo Period: Built between 1678 and 1686, originally part of Tokyo Bay.
  • 🏯 Feudal Lords: Initially served as the residence of Elder Ōkubo Tadatomo.
  • 🏰 Imperial Villa: Became the Shiba Detached Imperial Villa in 1875.
  • 🌊 Earthquake: Destroyed in the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923.
  • 🏞️ Public Park: Opened to the public in 1924.

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Features

  • 🌊 Central Pond: Represents the ocean, surrounded by a stone path.
  • 🏝️ Islands: Includes small islands like Nakajima and Ukishima.
  • 🌳 Man-made Hills: Symbolize mountains and offer various perspectives.
  • πŸͺ¨ Stone Arrangements: Exquisite boulders and a dry waterfall named Karetaki.
  • 🌸 Seasonal Blooms: Cherry blossoms, wisteria, and azalea in spring.

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Flora and Fauna

  • 🌲 Japanese Black Pine: Commonly found throughout the garden.
  • 🌳 Camphor Trees: Add to the garden's lush greenery.
  • 🌸 Azalea: Blooms beautifully in spring.
  • πŸ¦† Wildlife: Includes little egrets, Eastern spot-billed ducks, and carps.
  • 🌿 Wisteria: Especially notable when in bloom at the beginning of May.

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Visitor Information

  • πŸ•’ Hours: Open from 9:00 to 17:00, last entry at 16:30.
  • πŸ’΄ Admission: 150 yen for general admission.
  • πŸ“… Closed: December 29 to January 1.
  • πŸ›‹οΈ Amenities: Restrooms, WiFi, and park benches available.
  • πŸ—£οΈ Language: Entrance staff have a basic level of English.

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Accessibility

  • β™Ώ Wheelchair Loan: Available for visitors.
  • 🚻 Multi-purpose Toilets: Accessible restrooms provided.
  • πŸ‘Ά Diaper Changing: Facilities available for families with infants.
  • πŸ›€οΈ Easy Access: Located near Hamamatsucho Station and Daimon metro station.
  • πŸ›£οΈ Pathways: Circular walking trails suitable for all visitors.

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Nearby Attractions

  • 🌳 Hama-rikyu Gardens: Another popular Edo-period garden, 15 minutes by foot.
  • πŸ›³οΈ Takeshiba Pier: Ferries and dinner cruises for Tokyo Bay.
  • 🏒 Tokyo World Trade Center: Close proximity for additional sightseeing.
  • 🏯 Koishikawa Korakuen: Sister garden located further inland.
  • πŸ›€οΈ Transportation: Convenient access via JR Yamanote Line and Tokyo Monorail.

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Travel Information
πŸ“žΒ Β Β Phone: +81 3-3434-4029
🌐   Website: https://www.tokyo-park.or.jp/park/kyu-shiba-rikyu/index.html
πŸ•’Β Β Β Hours: See hours
πŸ“Β Β Β Address: 1 Chome-4-1 Kaigan, Minato City, Tokyo 105-0022, Japan
πŸ”—Β Β Β Profiles: X (Twitter)

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