In the Middle of the City – Weekly Photo Challenge – Serenity

Close to the Edo Museum in Tokyo, tucked away in the corner where two streets meet, is a hidden gem. The Old Yasuda Garden was first created in 1701 by a feudal lord, Honjyo Inabanokami Munesuke, and even though it has undergone several restorations, retains its original heart shaped pond and plants typical of the Meiji era. Although this garden is listed as a Notable Place of Tokyo we didn’t know of its existence until, by chance, we noticed a simple sign at the entrance and decided to explore. Surrounded by the towering landscape of the city, the garden is a peaceful haven for both people and animals.

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Serenity

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23 thoughts on “In the Middle of the City – Weekly Photo Challenge – Serenity

    • I was quite amazed at how, unless we were right in the central areas, most popular with tourists, it didn’t really seem that crowded. Except for when we travelled on the trains at peak hour…that was crowded!

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