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Kansenen Park, Shinjuku

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Kansenen Park is a Japanese garden located in Shinjuku, Tokyo. It covers an area of about 14,000 square metres.This small park was previously the residence of the Shimizu family, one of Tokugawa Gosankyō, and one of the most prominent families of the Edo era. After the Meiji Restoration in 1867, it was transferred to Marquis Souma.The name Kansen-en (literally "sweet spring garden") derives from the fact that the spring water in the garden was sweet and suitable for tea. Since Kansen-en was built during the Edo period, its style is typically Edo. There is a gourd-shaped pond, called Yamabuki-no-ido (meaning "well of the Japanese roses"), in the middle of the garden, which is surrounded by flowering shrubs. At the south end of the park is Mishima-Yama mountain. Mizu-Inari Shrine is also located on the site.The park is located approximately 10 minutes' walk from Waseda Station, and it is open from 07:00 until 19:00 (until 17:00 from November to February).
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  • Beautiful landscape views reflected on the Lake I visited 2/5 carp swimming to the further joubitaki (thrush) of staff participate more beauty. Enjoy views reflected in the surface of the Lake is a small waterfall located shimoike, carp swimming and views of the three views on the campus of the like, because my own views reflected in the pond surface offers both Khong, shimoike is (see attached photo). If people have been getting attention joubitaki appearance, barks joubitaki winter migratory birds so please visit during the colder months.
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  • Serene Garden in miniature from the station on the toden Arakawa line opposite the right diagonally forward into Waseda station on the new shop, dive into the gate, think step 2 step 3 enter the Central Shinjuku. Walk slowly around the pond, the mind can doubt. In the winter snow hanging is reflected on the surface of the water. Will clear your head ain't that good, though, access is never this serene gardens are unbeatable on the other.
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  • It was located just off mejiro new street runs NW to park the toden Arakawa line. Spread out the garden with pond, it was once a feudal Japan. Visitors also enjoyed at least a quiet garden. Plum and cherry trees were planted in the Park, so spring is recommended.
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