Hinokicho Park, is maintained by the Minato-ku Tokyo just east of Tokyo Midtown Garden. Hinokicho was once the garden attached to Azabu residence for the Mori Family, during the Edo Period. It was known as “Hinoki Mansion” because of the many hinoki cypress trees on the grounds. The garden at that time was named Shimizu Garden and once enjoyed fame for its sweeping view of Tokyo. Now it is surrounded by high rise buildings. Together Tokyo Mid Town and HInokicho Garden is an oasia in the middle of Tokyo's Roppongi area. Tokyo Mid-Town Garden has many different kinds of trees: 140 cherry, camphor and other tree species were transplanted from the Self Defense Agency and now provide some much needed greenery in central Tokyo.