Though it has been many years since my visit (2006) I still consider this to be one of my favorite places. The gardens were absolutely beautiful in April with a very light mist falling and adding to the overall sense of calm and beauty.
Spend quite a bit of time wondering through the garden as well as sitting seiza and...
Beautiful hydrangea flowers were blooming. The orange kio fish were swimming in the pond. Pretty place.
Then we had the delicious matcha green tea in the tea house. We were luck to meet an engaged couple coming in for a ceremonial tea and they let us take a picture.
Hard to believe you are in a city!
Making our way there by buses is convenient. The walk from non-stop to the park was eye-opening where small shops and traditional houses were found.
The entrance is so majestic that you won't miss it. Entry tickets were barely ¥100 and what we witness is pleasing to the soul and sensory.
Enjoy with a brew of green tea with dessert...