Imperial Palace Gardens Tokyo with a small bridge over a small body of water, which is reflecting the bridge.

The Imperial Palace Gardens: Find Peace in Japan’s Busiest City

Tokyo’s intense crowds, underground subway passages, and blaring neon lights can make you claustrophobic.  The Imperial Palace Gardens offers a break with some of the loveliest scenery in Tokyo. Escape the busy crush of commuting workers. Slow down, relax, and enjoy the beauty of the garden. It’s just a 10-minute walk from Tokyo Station. What … Read more

Shukkeien Garden with small bridges over a pond and green nature all around.

Shukkeien Garden: Escape the City

 Shukkei-En is a wonderful garden to feel peace and enjoy nature. This downtown park is a recreation of the garden that existed on the site before the atomic blast. What You Can See There Shukkei-en is itself a small-scale recreation of West Lake in Hangzhou, China. Shukkei-en means “contracted view,” and the garden was designed … Read more