Parks & beaches

Hama Rikyu Onshi-Teien
1-1 Hamarikyu Teien, Chuo-ku,
Situated on Tokyo Bay, this splendid park offers a wonderful view of Rainbow Bridge.

Higashi Gyoen
Another very pleasant Tokyo park, Higashi Gyoen is the only part of the Imperial Palace that is still open to the public. An splendid view of Niju-bashi Bridge can be had from here.

Koishikawa Koraku-en
1-6-6 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, tel. (03) 3811 3015
Although one of Tokyo's smallest parks, Koishikawa Koraku-en is the oldest and still one of the city's most charming.

Shinjuku Gyoen
11 Naito-cho, Shinjuku-ku, tel. (03) 3350 0151
Many people come here to picnic and admire the splendidly diverse landscape. This park includes a tropical greenhouse (closed for renovations until 2011) and a pretty Japanese garden bordered with cherry blossom trees.

Taito-ku, tel. (03) 3825 5644
A popular holiday destination for Tokyoites, this large park features museums, temples and a zoo.