Haven in Tokyo vol. 3
Aug 14 2015
The places you can stop by and get rest for free - we call them “Haven in Tokyo."
Here's our recommendation vol. 3: Hibiya Park near Ginza area.
Hibiya Park is located within about five minutes' walk from "Ginza," Tokyo's famous shopping area with high end stores. It's also adjacent to "Kasumigaseki," the area that houses National Diet Building and buildings of government agencies. Located in the heart of Tokyo, the incredibly spacious park - 160,000 square metres - is a haven of rest for Tokyoites. On weekdays, the park is crowded with businessmen on their break and foreign tourists, and over the weekend, it is drawing families with children.
The park is composed of several areas, one of which is a western style garden with colourful flowers and a water fountain. You can also enjoy more traditional, Japanese-style area that houses a quiet pond with a stone lantern.
There are number of benches in the park. Sit down, admire flowers and trees... take a few moments to relax after shopping in busy Ginza.
Don't miss the stone walls that can be spotted right after entering the gate nearest from Ginza area. These stones walls are parts of Hibiya-mon, the former gate of Edo Castle.
Why don't you give thought to the life in Tokyo 400 years ago in Hibiya, the area with a row of high-rise buildings?