Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Travel Tuesday: Shosei-en Garden


It has been a while since I last did a Japan post, so today we are going back to Kyoto, the city where I lived for nearly a year. A couple of days before leaving Japan, my dad and I went on a little tour of various places around Kyoto. One of these places was Shosei-en garden.

When I went, Shosei-en really felt like a secret garden. Despite the fact that it is a few minutes walk from Kyoto Station it was so calm and peaceful. The only other people we saw were a cleaner, a few old ladies and a young couple.

It was a lovely place to wander around, with pretty bridges, loads of water lilies and some traditional buildings. There is also great view of Kyoto Tower.

Location: 7 minutes walk from Kyoto Station
Price: donation of  ¥500
Times: 9am to 4pm












Linking up with Bonnie Rose for Travel Tuesday
 
Do you have any pretty gardens near where you live?

16 comments:

  1. What a lovely park and it seems to be a great spot to escape the hectic city and enjoy some peace!

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    1. It was absolutely perfect for escaping the bustle of the city!

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  2. Oh wow - that photo with the umbrella on the bridge is perfect! I wouldn't know where to look!

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    1. Thanks, I took a few shots of them before I got the right photo, hope that doesn't sound creepy! Hahaa

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  3. This place is so peaceful I might fall asleep in it. I haven't been to any of this kind.. uhm, can you take a nap or just rest to any spot there? just a tiny spot where it's shady? cause I tend to fall asleep when I'm on this kind of peaceful environment. It's very nice though. :)

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    1. Well there was lots of space so I guess you could take a nap if you wanted to! But you might wake up to Japanese people staring at you wondering what you were doing!

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  4. It looks so beautiful and tranquil! Lovely photos. x

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  5. So beautiful. I love all of the lily pads!

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    1. It was amazing how many lily pads there were!

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  6. Gorgeous pictures! The gardens are so green! And I just absolutely adore water flowers!

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    1. Thank you! I couldn't believe how much green there was in the middle of the city!

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  7. This looks beautiful! I love the lush greenery and pretty bridges. I'd love to visit Kyoto one day!

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    1. If you get the chance you should definitely visit, it is a great city!

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