Tag: Japanese Gardens
The Imperial Palace was within walking distance of our Tokyo hotel. The inner grounds of the Palace are generally not open to the public. The East Garden, however, is readily accessible.
Not far from Ueno Park, Rikugi-en was my favorite garden in Tokyo. Completed around 1700, it was created for the mansion of a high-ranking samurai.
We really only saw one corner of Ueno Park, which is one of Japan’s first Western-style recreation areas. It’s a big place, over 100 acres, and it contains a zoo, shrines and temples, and several major museums.
The first garden we visited in Tokyo was Koishikawa Korakuen.
Field of tall orange Cosmos at Hamarikyu Gardens in Tokyo. Leaving for the airport in a few hours. Sorry to leave, but eager to see our garden at home.
We’ll be back on Saturday. Lots and lots of pictures to share.
Wondering where I’ve been? Well, here’s a woodland scene from the Koishikawa Stroll Garden, a 15 acre garden in central Tokyo that goes back almost 400 years. More to come.
I’ve already written a few posts about how back in August, Beth of PlantPostings initiated a meet up of Midwest garden bloggers in Rockford, Illinois. Bloggers from three states spent the day visiting the Klehm Arboretum, the Nicholson Coservatory, and having a relaxing and convivial lunch in downtown Rockford. The last visit of the day …
I just didn’t get to spend enough time at the Huntington Library. We were probably there for only three to four hours total. The place is HUGE. Most of our time we spent at the Desert Garden. However, the grounds have 12 distinct gardens spread over 120 acres. Not everything was fabulous. This scene with …