The Waka poetly garden, Rikugien: Autumn leaves Light-up

  This strolling, mountain and pond-style garden was created basted on the theme of Waka poetry in the 15th year of the Genroku Period (1702) by the shogun, Tokugawa Tsunayoshi’s trusted confidante Yanagisawa Yoshiyasu. This garden is a typical example of the famous gardens of the Edo Period. In the Meiji Period, this garden became […]


Taste Autumn!: Ginnan(ぎんなん)

  In Autumn, we can enjoy beautiful yellow of ginkgo trees. And we have another way to enjoy ginkgo trees!     It’s….. “ginkgo nut”! We call it “Ginnan (ぎんなん, 銀杏)” We could see very smelly fruits under ginkgo trees. Ginkgo nuts are seeds of them.   We could see some people picking them up […]


Autumn leaves at a Japanese garden

“Showa kinen park” is a huge park located in Tachikawa city, a suburb of Tokyo.   It takes about 1 hour from Shinjuku on “JR Chuo Line” (orange line). For more detail of the information, Please check the park website.   The park is good to enjoy Cycling, BBQ, Boat, Picnic, Pool in Summer… etc. […]