Hibiya Park is a beautiful park to take a walk. Relax surrounded by seasonal flowers and green trees, discover lovely fountains, and enjoy a meal on the terrace of a famous restaurant surrounded by greenery! Our videos shows some of the most beautiful sports in Hibiya Park.
When Hibiya Park in central Tokyo opened to the public in 1903, it was Japan’s first Western-style park. It’s an outstanding place with pink cherry blossoms in spring, lush greens in summer, and beautifully red autumn leaves in fall.
In particular, the autumn foilage of the trees surrounding “Kumogata-ike Pond” (the “cloud-shaped pond”) is stunning. The nearby Japanese-style bridge is one of the most popular photo spots!
The symbol of Hibiya Park, “Big Fountain” is known for its vigorous water show every day between 8 am and 9 pm. The fountain jets the water up to a maximum height of 12 meters (about 40ft).
The Pelican has – as the name implies – two pelican statues that face each other while sprinkling water out of their beaks. Embedded in a Western-style flower bed, the area around the pond is decorated with seasonal flowers such as water lilies.
Completed in 1905, the “Crane Fountain” at Kumogata-ike Pond is the third oldest park fountain inJapan. As the name already reveals, the fountain is shaped like a crane spreading its wings. Water is sprinkling quite vigorously from the delicate copper crane’s beak. Also, when looking for a beautiful photo spot for autumn foilage, head to this fountain. The crane surrounded by red and yellow leaves is such a wonderful sight!
“Hibiya Matsumotoro” opened in 1903, the same year as Hibiya Park. The The ‘Grill & Garden Terrace’ on the 1st floor serves Western dishes that have been loved for over 100 years. Our writer Marei recommends the famous beef curry. The best place to enjoy your meal is the terrace surrounded by green trees.
PARK VIEW GARDEN
Another way to enjoy the beautiful park is from above!
Just visit “PARK VIEW GARDEN” on the 6th floor of Tokyo Midtown Hibiya, located right on the other side of the street. From here, you can overlook Hibiya Park and the Imperial Palace. It is a comfortable space with lots of green – and benches!
So why don’t you stop by after strolling in the park and enjoy the view?
Hibiyakoen 1, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/GUh2WcWcRCFbPBqH6
Tokyo Midtown Hibiya
Nearest stations: Hibiya Station, Kasumigaseki Station, Uchisaiwaicho Station, Yurakucho Station