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Entrance to Kyu-Shiba Rikyu Gardens, a real oasis in an urban jungle. Another waterfront garden with classic Japanese-style elements with a pond, pine trees, rocks, and stone lanterns.
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Kyu-Shiba-rikyu was first built in the 17th century and used as the residence of a number of nobles. Purchased from the Arisugawa family in 1875 by the Imperial Household Agency which made it the Shiba Detached Palace.
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Bird's eye view of Kyu-Shiba Rikyu Gardens as seen from Hamamatsu World Trade Center
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The buildings were destroyed in the Kanto Earthquake in 1923 and the property was donated to Tokyo in 1924 to commemorate the start of Emperor Showa's reign.
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Pine trees and pond
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Koi carp fish
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Bracing a pine tree for winter snow.
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Yukimi Stone Lantern
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Dry waterfall
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Stone monuments
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Bridge to Nakashima island
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Nakashima island
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World Trade Center in Hamamatsucho overlooks the garden. World Trade Center Building (世界貿易センタービル) in Hamamatsuchō is a 40-story commercial skyscraper. It was once Japan's tallest building in 1970.
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Lookout deck on the World Trade Center in Hamamatsucho.
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Great views of Tokyo from the World Trade Center Building (世界貿易センタービル) in Hamamatsuchō, Tokyo.
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Bird's eye view of Kyu-Shiba Rikyu Gardens as seen from Hamamatsu World Trade Center.
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Bird's eye view of Kyu-Shiba Rikyu Gardens as seen from Hamamatsu World Trade Center
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Looking north toward Shimbashi.
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Looking south toward Shinagawa.
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Tokyo Tower
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Tokyo Tower
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Tokyo Tower
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Zojoji temple
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Shinkansen snakes its way through.
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Monorail to Haneda
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