Sunday, November 13, 2011

Kyu-shiba-rikyu Gardens

Another stop were the gardens outside Daimon Station. Originally under the Edo Bay, the area was reclaimed in 1655. It became the home of the Tokugawa Shogunate. After staying in the family for many generations the buildings and most of the trees were destroyed in the Great Kanto Earthquake and resulting fires on September 1, 1923. After that it was given to the City of Tokyo and is now a historical park.

Last flower in the park

Wisteria trellis

Sunning... on a sunless day

Feed me!

View from tallest hill

We will have to come back here in the spring to see the cherry blossoms and wisteria in bloom. Even in November it is a beautiful garden. 

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