We spent more time in Japanese gardens than we did anywhere else in Japan. Some people may find this rather dull, but gardens in Japan are exquisite and peaceful. We visited Tokyo Midtown Park, Shinjuku Central Park, Shinjuku National Gardens, and Kyoto Botanical Gardens.
Tokyo Midtown Garden
Kyoto Botanical Gardens
Bamboo Garden in the Kyoto Botanical Gardens
Shinjuku Central Park
Nappers at the Kyoto Botanical Garden. I love this shot.
Tokyo Government Building seen from Shinjuku Central Park
Bonsai Exhibit at the Kyoto Botanical Gardens
Conservatory at the Kyoto Botanical Garden
The biggest Begonias I've ever seen!
Inside the Conservatory.
Kyoto Botanical Garden
These purple flowers reminded me of Willy Wonka.
Amazing rose garden at the Kyoto Botanical Garden
How the homeless dry their clothes at Shinjuku Central Park
Relaxing at Shinjuku National Gardens
Shinjuku National Garden
Traditional Japanese tea house at the Shinjuku National Gardens
View from the tea house
Homeless camp at Shinjuku Central Park.
Waterfall at Shinjuku Central Park
Shinjuku National Gardens