Posts Tagged ‘ Garden ’

Meiji Jingu Iris Garden

May 22nd, 2009 | By | Category: Events, Parks, Gardens & Nature, Tokyo and Vicinity

Meandering rows of irises, known as ayame or shoubu in Japanese, bloom each June in the garden located with the precincts of Meiji Jingu Shrine.  The vibrant purple and white of the flowers are set off beautifully by the the verdant green of the grass and trees along a creek that seems to go on […]

The Art of The Japanese Garden

Dec 17th, 2008 | By | Category: History & Culture, Parks, Gardens & Nature, Tokyo and Vicinity

To visit a garden in Japan is to take a step away from reality.  Many of these gardens are a calm oasis in the center of very vibrant and bustling communities and they offer visitors an opportunity to relax and forget, if just for a moment or two, the hectic pace just beyond the garden […]