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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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  • Japan's old buildings are a heck of a lot like having a lot of that time travel was a favorite place. It was good fun.
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  • The ride is worth for this oasis in the middle of the city. It is not going to be impressed, but if you're in the area stop and enter.
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  • From the Waseda high Baba towards the rice a little walk. Admission is free. Has become a mature garden, Kanazawa is like snow hanging there was wood. Origin of the name is that spring water for tea.
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  • Nice little park. Will be better in spring/summer😄👍
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  • Relaxed Orthodox greatly but many pond is green stroll gardens of Japan. Where you can play in the water and many tadpoles in the pond, was frolicking children. Because of the slope going up from the lowlands along the Kanda River in Waseda, high and low, is a little bit of mountains. You can go climbing up the slope at the back of the shrine next to the rice. Origin of the name of the sweet Spring Garden is that were suitable for slope so water and brewing tea. In the Tang dynasty (7th century) 9 of monument to commemorate it, so sweet like sweet (醴), Hiroki narimiya taejong finds fountain and the gyokusendo characters (Europe and positive service book) since ancient times in print polar law until is said that, Of them as a sweet tasty water seems to come from the Chinese classics.
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  • A lot of the rides here. it's a small city with a swing last that long. In the summer, the tadpole is a heck of a lot when the fish get caught feeding the small pond in the yard or so funny. think of hopping. Small amounts of snow in winter and it's beautiful. Read the book every day, it's where you want to come. The toilet is outside, not two. Near tennis court. Paid but ^^ Park for free of course.
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  • OASIS in the city. Pond two corridor-type Japan garden. From the toden Arakawa line "omokage Bashi" walk 1-2 minutes. Has become widely not entrance gate from the old, feel the history. It is a villa of the former warlord. I think roads near the pond and through a little higher, so can be a lot more fun. Time (a little early), but pond frog is crawling with. There are various care around the pond, scenery of the four seasons.
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