Sunday, November 30, 2014

Green Oasis in Busy Ginza & Tokyo area, Hibiya Park

Hibiya Park is located next to the Imperial Palace, and it is 20 minutes walking distance from Tokyo station. The park is close to Ginza shopping area, too.  The park is very famous and shown on TV often (dramas and weather news).  

The park used to be the estate of feudal lords and became the military parade ground after. Later, the park was designed with the influence of Western culture, and Hibiya park opened in 1903.  This is Japan's first western-style modern park.  

The park has various kinds of flowers and trees, for example, cherry blossoms in spring, colored leaves in fall, ginkgo, Japanese apricot, camphor, pine, tulip, rose, etc.

You can see the Imperial hotel back of the park.

The park area is 161,636m2, and has Hibiya Public Hall (large music hall), small music hall, parade ground, Hibiya Library Books and Culture Hall, Museum of Park, tennis courts, children’s playground, food and drink stands, ponds and fountains, a flower shop, and a restaurant.
Hibiya Kadan is one of the most famous flower shops in Japan.

Hibiya Kokaido, music hall.

The restaurant, Matsumotoro is also opened in 1903. The restaurant has been famous and is on the literary works of famous novelists.

The park is loved by various kinds of people as a relaxation place.  You will see senior people exercise radio gymnastics in the morning, children's and mothers playing in the afternoon, and also a office worker doing chinning exercises on an iron bar at lunch time. 

Hibiya Park
Address: 1-6, Hibiya Koen, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Open 24 hours, 365 days. No admission. 
2 minutes walk from Hibiya Station on Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line
8 minutes walk from Yurakucho Station on JR Yamanote Line
10 minutes walk from Ginza area

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