Kyū Iwasaki-tei Gardens ~ 旧岩崎邸庭園

Forewarned is forearmed ! Do not expect to see the beautiful gardens you have seen in Hamarikyu, Koishikawa, Rikugien, etc. Kyu Iwasaki-tei is actually the manor/mansion of the Iwasaki family who founded the renowned Mitsubishi Group of companies. While touring the manor please remember that photography is prohibited & you have to walk around with … More Kyū Iwasaki-tei Gardens ~ 旧岩崎邸庭園

Kyu-Shiba-rikyu Gardens ~ 旧芝離宮恩賜庭園

Kyu-Shiba-rikyu (43,000 sq.meters) is not as large as Hama-rikyu Gardens, but it has a charm of its own. Almost all parks and gardens were residences of feudal lords, shoguns & government officials. This garden was made from reclaimed land & as most gardens, this one is landscaped to resemble the intricate layout of mountains, lakes … More Kyu-Shiba-rikyu Gardens ~ 旧芝離宮恩賜庭園

Hama-rikyu Gardens 浜離宮恩賜庭園

Hama-rikyu Gardens is a popular attraction on any tourists itinerary. It is one of the best, of the nine Metropolitan Cultural Heritage Gardens in Tokyo. In fact it is a short distance from Kyu-Shiba-rikyu Gardens, located in Hamamatsucho, which is one stop from Shimbashi station on the JR Yamanote Line. Hama-rikyu’s  sprawling 62 acres (25 … More Hama-rikyu Gardens 浜離宮恩賜庭園

Natural Rock Art

Thought of sharing this unique exhibition I came across a couple of years ago, at the NHK Center in Shibuya, Yoyogi park. It was held for the first time, by a group of senior citizens who belonged to a “Rock Club” that prides itself in collecting small rocks of different shapes, sizes, hues & textures. … More Natural Rock Art