Hibiya Park, one of the symbols of modern Japan, is the very first westernized urban-style park in Japan.
It started out as a castle area for Matsudaira Hizen-no-kami and other feudal lords during the Edo period (1603-1867).
Hibiya Park was opened to the public on June 1, 1903. Since then, it has been a popular spot for Tokyoites and tourists alike.
Seagull Field and Local Forest
Dr. Jose Rizal’s Bust was put up in 1998 in front of the location of the former Tokyo Hotel, where he stayed from March 1-7, 1888.
How to Get There:
2-minute walk from Hibiya Sta. of Tokyo-Metro Hibiya Line, 2-minute walk from Kasumigaseki Sta. of Tokyo-Metro Marunouchi Line and Chiyoda Line, 8-minute walk from Yurakucho Sta. of JR Yamanote Line
(Photos by Din Eugenio)
(Photos published in the December 2008 issue of Philippine Digest, Japan)