Monday, September 21, 2015

Hama-rikyu Gardens - 浜離宮恩賜庭園

There is a "ubiquitous" audio guide available, but I didn't use it.  I believe it works with a phone app.

This small stand sells cold drinks, snacks, umbrellas and sun parasols and other souvenirs.

There's a shady place next to the stand to enjoy your snack before moving on.

I purchased a sun parasol and it was one of the best purchases of the trip.  So much cooler and much more pleasant.  I got a lot of use out of it on this trip.  I'd say about 20% of the Japanese women I saw were carrying one and no one gave me a second glance about it.

I only saw a portion of the gardens.  There are other trails to follow and I'll try tea at this tea house next time.  It's a wonderfully quiet and peaceful place within the city and well worth visiting.

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