That morning started off fairly sunny:
View of the roof of Kyoto Station [and a fragment of Kyoto Tower] as seen from my hotel window.
But of course, by the time I got to Shôsei-en it had clouded over, though the air was warm.
a covered bridge
a resident heron
This is probably not the best time to visit the garden, as later it has colorful maples, sakura in the spring, and waterlilies in the summer. But I think it is always lovely.
I then returned to Tokyo and found time to walk over to Shinjuku Gyoen, a large park an easy walk from Shinjuku Station's South Exit.
one of the ponds
Kindergarten kids having a picnic. Actually I saw many people having lunches on benches or on the grass
the skyscrapers are close by!
a Chinese style tea house
I saw several early camellias in bloom [the single-flowered sassanquas]
pink camellia [with visitor]
Last view of Tokyo from my 31rst floor window [the large dark mass is Meiji Park]
As usual, I was sorry to leave, but I shall return!