Nakajimano-Ochaya at Shioirino-ike pond was originally made in 1707. Each Shogun and court nobles enjoyed the beautiful view from here. Now we can eat Japanese tea and sweets here.
Shioiri-no-ike (Seawater tidal pond). The pond takes in seawater, so the water level goes up and down with tide. The garden is typical Daimyo garden that features a central pond (Shioirino-ike) about 28,000m2. There are mullets, young sea bass, gobies, eels, crabs and etc. A lot of wild ducks and black-headed gulls come flying over i autumn and winter.
They have many big trees in Hama-rikyu garden.
Iemitsu Tokugawa, 3rd Shogun (1604-1651)
purple morning glory
old wisteria at Hama-rikyu garden
Ieyasu Tokugawa, 1st shogun (1542-1616)
This dence green is only one tree, 300-year pine tree. It was planted in 1709 (about 300 years age) by 6th Shogun Ienobu. It is one of the big majestic black pine trees in Tokyo.