Seven herbs of autumn (Akino nana kusa)

Seven herbs of autumn (18 September 2020) I visited Mukojima hyakaen, literally “hundred flower garden” established in Edo era by rich merchant, admiring beaty of seven herbs of autumn. Seven herbs of autumn were selected in Manyosyu by ancient poet Yamanoueno Okura lived in 7th century in these poems, “Aki-no No-ni Sakitaru Hana-wo Oyobiori Kakikazoureba … Continue reading Seven herbs of autumn (Akino nana kusa)

Kyoto Gyoen National garden and Kan’in-no-miya residence

Kyoto Gyoen National garden (10 September 2020) Kyoto Gyoen National garden is huge garden including Imperial palace and Sento imperial palace, but start from outside imperial palace. There are 9 gates at Kyoto Gyoen National garden, but most famous one is Hamaguri gate. Hamaguri gate, literally Clam gate, the gate known as unopened except in a … Continue reading Kyoto Gyoen National garden and Kan’in-no-miya residence

I have visited a reopened Shinjuku Gyoen garden

Shinjuku Gyoen (02 06 2020) I visited Shinjuku gyoen garden yesterday at the day of reopen after the lift of emergency declaration. This garden is divided into mainly 4 parts, such as Japanese garden (strolling style) , Landscape garden (English style), Formal garden (French style) and man-made nature harmonized forest (Satoyama, mother and child forest) … Continue reading I have visited a reopened Shinjuku Gyoen garden

Zojyouji, Kyu Shibarikyu and Hamarikyu garden

Zojyouji, Kyu Shibarikyu and Hamarikyu garden (Jan 20 2020) Start from Zojyouji temple Zojyouji temple main building and Tokyo tower From Sangedatsumon (three spirutual gate) to street outside Shiba Toshogu Shrine Kyu Shiba Rikyu garden Pine with Snow hanging Pond and skyscrapers A couple taking photo for wedding Then visit KYu Hama-rikyu garden Tea house … Continue reading Zojyouji, Kyu Shibarikyu and Hamarikyu garden

Hamarikyu to Asakusa

Hamarikyu to Asakusa (Jan 04 2020) Start from gate of Hamarikyu garden Gate of Hamarikyu garden (Entrance fee: ¥300) (decoration of Happy new year) Three hundred year's pine Pine/Bamboo/Japanese Apricot (松竹梅)(Syo-Chiku-Bai) A tidal pond of Hama-rikyu garden A water bus from Hamarikyu to Asakusa (JPY 800 one-way) View of Hamarikyu garden from Shumida river Rainbow … Continue reading Hamarikyu to Asakusa