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|2-4-12 Hamamatsucho, Minato-ku, Tokyo
|September 9, 1964
Zojo-ji Temple and Tokyo Tower
A landmark on the western side of the station Zojo-ji Temple sits behind Shiba Park. The temple was founded during the Muromachi Period (1333-1573), and the area between it and the station is thriving.
There are also many places to see in Shiba Park, one of the biggest parks in the city, including the Maruyama burial mound. Soaring just beyond is the symbol of the city, Tokyo Tower. Its crown as the tallest building in Japan has been taken by the Tokyo Sky Tree, but its illuminated, gravity-defying frame is a magical sight to behold.
Kyu Shiba Rikyu Garden and Hamarikyu Gardens
Right along the east side of the station is the Kyu Shiba Rikyu Garden. The private garden of a clan leader in the early Edo period, it is dominated by a central pond and serves as an excellent example of a touring water garden. North of this are the Hamarikyu Gardens.
It is a model of Edo-period gardens for visiting daimyos. A tea house where one can enjoy a cup of green tea floats on its tidal pond. Marvel at the contrast between the ancient gardens and the modern skyscraper district.