Hamarikyu Gardens is located near the center of Tokyo, and although skyscrapers can be seen from the garden, the hustle and bustle of the city does not enter here. There is a long, quiet atmosphere, and the sky feels very high as you walk around the park. I wandered around Hamarikyu Garden, which has such a sense of openness, with camera in hand.
Although this was the villa of the Tokugawa shoguns, not all of the garden shows the aspect of a daimyo's garden. Like a typical daimyo's garden, there are places with undulating terrain and ponds where you can enjoy the changing scenery, but there are also places where the space is flat and sprawling. In some places, there is grass, and trees are planted in places. Walking along the paths that weave between the trees, I felt as if I were in a Western-style garden where nature was being tended to.
As I walked along the path alone, a couple was walking in front of me, holding hands in a friendly manner. Beyond the couple was a modern building. Looking at this picture alone, an uninformed person might mistake Tokyo for a city of lush greenery.
|Oct 2019 PEOPLE TOKYO
|BUILDING COUPLE GARDEN HAMARIKYU GARDENS PATH WINDOW
October 17, 2019
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Hamarikyu Gardens, Tokyo
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