mit_souko (mit_souko) wrote,

Kyoto [continued], Tokyo

On my last day in Kyoto, I decided to go back to Sanjusangendo and to Shôsei-enI will not post pictures of Sanjusangendo because I have before. Shôsei-en is a rather large strolling garden about 8 blocks north east of Kyoto Station.

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

another bridge

a resident heron

stone bridge

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!


  • Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

    At the end of March we visited a state park about an hour's drive norhtwest of Las Vegas, the Valley of Fire. The name is a bit overdramatic,…

  • Canyon de Chelly.

    We spent time looking at the many ruins. Virtually every cave has ruins. Some have crumbled, but in most cases they remain, with the walls fairly…

  • A short trip to Northern Arizona

    I spent last week in Northern Arizona, for a return visit to some ancient sites I particularly like. We went north from Flagstaff to the Cameron…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.