Sunday, December 11, 2011

Autumn Colors at Rikugien

There's a lovely traditional Japanese garden a short walk from Komagome station on the JR Yamanote or the Namboku subway lines.  It's called Rikugien and was opened over three hundred years ago.  There are good directions and more information available at Tokyo Metropolitan Park Association website.

The family went for a stroll through the park on a beautiful lazy Saturday afternoon.  There were plenty of protests from my son and daughter who thought that this was not a proper park since there was no playground equipment .  They are 7 and 5 years old, respectively, so it is a valid point but my wife and I did not yield to their protests and we were able to make one circuit of the park and I was able to take a few photos.

There's a signboard at the entrance with enough information and to navigate and appreciate the history of the park.

The maples were putting on quite a display of vibrant autumn reds, oranges and yellows.

The reflections in the stream circling the park were beautiful.

1 comment:

Matthew Lima said...

beautiful pictures!! love the colours of the leaves. :)