One of my favourite places to relax in Tokyo is the Hama-rinkyu Garden, located a short walk from Shiodome station.
Nakajima-no-ochaya is a teahouse from 1707 and you can still go and enjoy tea there today. Just 500¥ for matcha and wagashi.
In case you are worried about etiquette the staff provide you with English instructions on how to eat the wagashi first and how to hold and sip your matcha. But it also says you don’t have to follow the rules and just enjoy yourself!
The park also has a lovely walk, you can visit a small shrine, Peony Garden and 300 year old pine tree.
I’m not sure how long we were at the park relaxing and taking it all in but before we knew it the calls were going out for the parks imminent closure at 5pm.
I really look forward to going back in a few weeks.