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Let’s Visit Tokyo – Hama-rikyu Gardens
Close to Shiodome City and stuck between Tokyo Bays and a wall of tall buildings and Hotels there is huge garden built on reclaimed landed, the Hama-Rikyu Gardens.
If I agree that such garden is a breath of air in the center of Tokyo and its proximity to the Tokyo bay is a plus, I however do not particularly like the place, unfortunately due to its location and its many little pounds and area for to enjoy a nice picnic with friends or with your loved ones, this park suffer from being “over” visited by tourists (not only foreigners) and the crowd is unfortunately not so gentle with the fragile equilibrium of this place. Pity indeed since the overall scenery is fantastic and sometime breathtaking.
Now for the History this park has been inaugurated in April 1946 but was in fact created in 1645 the younger brother of Itesuma the 4th Tokugawa Shogun as a beach house, and then been modified by other shogun.
If there is only one place you should visit on this park, it is I believe the Bakajima No Ochaya, or the Tea Store (Café) of Nakajima, build on the a tiny island in the middle of Shioiri-no-ige (The Shioiri pound, or small lack), you will then be able to enjoy some traditional Japanese tea with mochi in a very unique place.
On the Side note, I catch a cold, actually my daughter catch it first then gave it to my wife who was kind enough to give it to me… So I was not in my best to shoot this video… And yes I need to get a better Mic for my 5D MK II and a Fader ND Filter too… I really need to upgrade my gear but also need to get the budget for that…