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Kyu-Shibarikyu Garden

Kyu-Shibarikyu Garden Kyu-Shibarikyu Garden is a Japanese garden located just east of JR Hamamatsucho station and 0.5 km southwest of Hamarikyu Gardens.
It is roughly-quadrangular and is about 200 meters square.

This garden was built by Tadazane Ookubo, a chief councilor, in 1686.
When this was completed, the east side faced Tokyo Bay. Now this is surrounded many buildings.
In 1875 the Emperor's family bought this as a detached palace.
And a guest palace was built in 1891, but it was destoyed by the Great Kanto earthquake in 1923.
Next year, this was donated to Tokyo city in celebration of the marriage of the prince (after Showa Emperor) and was opened to the public.

In this garden, several sceneries had been created.
They are a pond, some islands, a shore, a mountain and so on.
The dike in the pond was modelled after one in West Lake of Hangzhou city in China.
And there are also unique four stone pillars which were presumed to be the gateposts of his aquaintance.

How to get to here

By JR or Tokyo Monorail

1 minutes walk from Hamamatsucho station (Yamanote, Keihin-Tohoku Lines, Tokyo Monorail)

By subway

3 minutes walk from Daimon station (Asakusa, Ooedo Lines, Tokyo Monorail)




Kyu-Shibarikyu garden
A pond in Kyu-Shibarikyu Garden
A dike modelled after West lake in China
A hill modelled after a mountain

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