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Hibiya Park: Overview
Hibiya Park is the first western-styled park in Japan opened in 1903. The park has some monuments(such as The Statue of Jose Rizal, a national hero of the Phillippines), Japanese garden styled ponds, event space, children's playground with playsets, public hall, a library museum, park museum which has some books and information leaflets on major parks in Tokyo. It used to be the popular place for families to visit but it is now the park for adults and business people. Because tourists with small children tends to get to amusement parks in the suburbs such as Disney Resort.
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Hibiya Park, Downtown Tokyo
Hibiya Park occupies 40 acres of prime real estate in the heart of downtown Tokyo near the Imperial Gardens, Gina district, the National Diet, and numerous Japanese ministries. The park opened in 1903 as Japan's first planned Western-style city park. The park has numerous athletic facilities, such as the very popular tennis courts, a lot of green space, a few historical sites, and other activities.
Besides the tennis courts, the sports and fitness options in the park include a "health field" with strength training equipment and trails for walking and jogging. The historical sites include a former guard tower for the Imperial Palace, a 400-year old Ginkgo tree, a replica of America's famous Liberty Bell, and Tokyo's first Western garden. Other thins to do in the park include several restaurants, including a German beer hall, two open-air concert halls, a library, and the park museum.
The park is open all year, and entrance is free.
Hibiya Park is located in a tranquil corner of the busy city near Ginza. You may still see the office workers having their lunch boxes at the park and tourist resting their feet after a walk in Ginza area. There are restaurant and snack shop where you may have your dinner or supper.
You will find a shop selling bonsai, pond and fountain, outdoor concert area.
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