I truly liked this garden. Of course, it didn't hurt that it was a nice sunny day!
near the entrance, cypresses and cherry trees
a mass of irises
a view of the hills
part of the tea house
a couple of bridges nearby
Another bridge. The lake is quite large and free form, so there are a number of bridges.
irises in a stream, which has wonderfully clear water
an unexpected group of sago palms [at least, I think that's what they are]
one more bridge.
This is a really beautiful garden, but it is huge. In addition, I got lost at some point and had to retrace my steps. So, after wandering about for a long time, I was completely exhausted and opted to just take a taxi back. There is a lovely pastry shop in the lobby of the hotel, where I purchased the delicious cakes necessary to recover.
The next day I had the long train ride back to Tokyo, and one last day of shopping before heading home.