Tag: Hamarikyu Gardens

Imperial palace = pause button

The area containing the imperial palace (Kōkyo) and the surrounding green park environment is called Chiyoda. It’s calm peacefulness and scarce buildings on a vast area with nothing…

Asakusa and the waterways to Hamarikyu Gardens

Leaving the modern grounds of Shinjuku I got some great recommendations about how to discover the eastern parts of Tokyo. So the plan was to start in the historic Asakusa quarter and then take a boat-ride south to the Hamarikyu Gardens from which I could easily discover the fish market and Ginza.