I went to visit the Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens in June. This garden made the list of five gardens to experience wabi-sabi in Japan. I recently read an article published on savvytokyo.com, identifying eight places to visit in and around Tokyo to see beautiful Autumn foliage. To my surprise and joy, Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens was listed in the article! I took that as a sign to go and visit the garden again! It was beautiful. I arrived around lunchtime and enjoyed a tuna onigiri with green tea while sitting on a bench in the shade enjoying this view.
After my lunch, I took a stroll around the garden. So much fall color!
Up close, the vermilion bridge stood out in the still very green tree undergrowth.
From further away, the bridge was almost swallowed in the upper layer of slowly changing leaves.
The view across the pond might have been my favorite. Just to be clear, those are Japanese maple leaves. ???
From the other side of the pond, the view was lovely as well. The pond was so still.
Part of the reason I love this Garden is the serenity it provides in the middle of Tokyo. The other reason is the beautiful plants, ponds, and paths. It’s a perfect spot to enjoy a picnic lunch followed by an afternoon stroll. What do you think about my new exploring shoes? Kawaii!
Perhaps, this will become the Garden I stalk and visit at some point each season! My attempt to capture its year round beauty.