Hibiya Park

日比谷公園Created in 1903, Hibiya Park, or Hibiya Koen (日比谷公園), is one of the earliest examples of public parks based on Western-style designs.
It is said to be based on the German-style, though there is also a small Japanese garden where some part of the stone wall of former Edo Castle remains. (See the article on Edo Castle (6) for the trails of moats of Edo Castle.)
The location of the park used to be where residences of Daimyo (domain lords) were placed in the Edo period.

Stone wall of former Edo Castle
Hibiya Park
Moat made into a Japanese garden
Hibiya Park
Hibiya Koen
Hibiya Koen
Hibiya Koen
Hibiya Koen
Kumogata Pond
Hibiya Koen
Crane-shaped water fountain
Hibiya Koen
Tokyo Metropolitan Hibiya Public Hall (built in 1929)
Hibiya Kokaido

Marunouchi-Ondo Bon-odori Taikai

In late August, a relatively large bon-odori dance festival is held at the park every year See the article on Bon-odori at Hibiya Park for details.

Marunouchi-Ondo Bon-odori Taikai
bon-odori dance

Chrysanthemum Exhibition

Chrysanthemum Exhibition is held annually for about two weeks in November. This exhibition started in 1914 and about 2,000 chrysanthemums will be on display (admission free).

Chrysanthemum Exhibition
Hibiya Park
Hibiya-park, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo MAP
Nearest stations: Tokyo-metro Subway Kasumigasek Sta, Hibiya Sta, Toei Subway Hibiya Sta. etc.
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