The garden surrounding the ponds is still a great place to relax. Unfortunately, all the original buildings and even vegetation were destroyed here on November 29, 1944 during the bombing of the Allies.
The palace garden is located at the confluence of the Sumida River in Tokyo Bay, this garden of 25 hectares was built in 1654 for the relaxation of the shogun family who hunted ducks here. In 1879, Emperor Meiji treated Uliss S. Grant with green tea to Nakajima's tea house. Exactly restored Nakajima's tea house still seems to be floating on the surface of the pond. As well as the emperor and the president, you can treat yourself to green tea and sweets here.