Hama-Rikyu Gardens

Hama-Rikyu gardens is a public park in Tokyo.  But as I stepped into the park, I was not sure that I was still in Tokyo as one of the biggest and busiest city in the world. It was just a few minutes ago that I was just was surrounded by tall buildings, busy streets and walking through crowd of people.  Only the sight of the buildings at the perimeter reminded me that I was still in the city.  I was touched by serenity and the well blended between nature and the Japanese culture from the park.

These are few bits of the Hama-Rikyu park.

Hama-Rikyu Garden, 1

The welcome sign at the front of the park.

Hama-Rikyu, 2

Japanese pines grow on the low cut grass lawn. The tall builds remind you that you are still part of the city.

Hama-Rikyu, 3

This is an interesting object. It was hung from the roof as part of rain gutter. I guess it was used to catch the rain drops and to prevent the water damage to the ground blow. I am guessing here.

Hama-Rikyu, 4.

I met a park resident.  I could not resist to make friend with him.

Hama-Rikyu, 5

The park is also located at the mount of Sumida river.

Hama-Rikyu, 6

I was wondering how these great trees survived on their own.

Hama-Rikyu, 7

I just like the shape of the trees. It made me wonder whether human had anything to do with it or not.

Hama-Rikyu, 8

An artful way of giving  nature a hand. The supports are like the tree limbs that just grew downward.

Hama-Rikyu, 9 Tea shop.

I believe this is a tea shop – A very good idea.

Hama-Rikyu, 10

I am not sure what this is.

Hama-Rikyu, 11

Hydrangea…  they can be found in the park too. I just love them.

Hama-Rikyu, 12

Long reaching vines for a good bye.


45 thoughts on “Hama-Rikyu Gardens

    • YellowCable February 3, 2013 / 6:49 am

      Thank you Rexlin. I am glad you like the set.


  1. Melanie February 2, 2013 / 10:44 pm

    Wonderful. I love the trees and all their beautiful shapes. Japan is on my wish-list of places to visit one day.


    • YellowCable February 3, 2013 / 6:54 am

      These trees are beautiful. I am sure you will like Japan. I would love to go back there again too. Thank you.


  2. yinyin February 3, 2013 / 12:31 am

    a cool back&white serie of photos ❤ ! sure that was a great trip you had ^ – ^
    p/s : the park resident looks so adorable :3


    • YellowCable February 3, 2013 / 6:50 am

      🙂 Meeting with the park resident was special.


  3. gomachan15 February 3, 2013 / 4:52 am

    I went there last autumn. I really love this garden. I’d like to go there again in this coming spring,when cherry blossoms are beautiful.


    • YellowCable February 3, 2013 / 6:51 am

      That would be awesome. I would love to go there in spring when cherry blossoms bloom.


  4. Ki Vault February 3, 2013 / 10:39 am

    A wonderful and informative collection.


  5. omosth February 3, 2013 / 7:57 pm

    สวยมากๆ แล้วก้อสงบมากๆ เลยค่ะคุณโต้ง
    อยากให้ กทม. มีแบบนี้บ้าง
    เอ…รึว่ามีแล้วหนอ ^^




    • YellowCable February 3, 2013 / 8:48 pm

      ขอบคุณมากครับคุณโอ คิดว่าบ้านเราก็คงจะมีนะครับ


  6. didoisux February 3, 2013 / 8:55 pm

    These are amazing! I’ve always wanted to visit Tokyo. Glad to have seen the other side of the city.


  7. Saajida February 4, 2013 / 3:16 am

    It’s beautiful. They all are. I love your photography.


  8. Gallivanta February 4, 2013 / 4:12 am

    A beautiful park and your use of black and white photography is very effective in conveying its beauty.


    • YellowCable February 4, 2013 / 7:34 am

      It is a very nice park. I am glad you like B&W treatments. Thank you.


  9. nutsfortreasure February 7, 2013 / 6:09 pm

    Gorgeous post! The trees look like the ones by the sea today but ours sadly aren’t so loved as there are no braces for ours 😦

    Love you Black and White renditions I am getting more and more into it as well 🙂


    • YellowCable February 7, 2013 / 7:34 pm

      A change to see a bit less color of things. I started to like it too. Thanks!


      • nutsfortreasure February 7, 2013 / 7:47 pm



  10. adinparadise February 7, 2013 / 9:44 pm

    Lovely gallery, and the trees look so good in black and white. 🙂


  11. rumpydog February 9, 2013 / 9:47 am

    What a lovely place! Thank you for sharing it!


  12. cindy knoke February 9, 2013 / 3:55 pm

    Really stunning series!! Excellent work. Creates a real feeling for the place for the viewer.


  13. TR1964 February 15, 2013 / 8:13 am

    Wonderful B&W photos. I have visit this garden last spring. I like there.


    • YellowCable February 15, 2013 / 7:31 pm

      I am glad you like them. Thank you very much TR1964.


  14. marcelo leonard February 17, 2013 / 8:49 am

    Thanks for sharing these lovely pictures
    I feel like I had been there.


  15. gomachan15 March 18, 2013 / 6:38 am

    Hello, I finally found it!! The photo you mentioned ‘I don’t know what it is’ might be wheel stopper in a parking area. Do you remember where you found it? I guess it was placed in a parking lot or somewhere like that.


    • YellowCable March 18, 2013 / 8:40 pm

      Do you mean the funny shape object? I found that one in front of a house there.


  16. Otto von Münchow August 22, 2014 / 10:50 am

    It’s such a beautiful garden. I really like that you captured it in black and white. This way it’s more the mood and atmosphere than colours in itself that radiates from the images.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s