Koishikawa Korakuen

So, I called in at one of Tokyo's hidden gems on my way across town the other day. Koishikawa Korakuen. This beautiful Edo-period garden is a really good example of the amazing contrast there is to be found in this fine city. Almost overwhelming in its green abundance, it is nonetheless quite strikingly, and somewhat literally, overshadowed by Tokyo Dome, home of the Giants baseball team. The whole area round about here is hallmark bustling metropolis, and thankful no doubt, that the neighbourhood lung functions so effectively and beautifully.

It was in my mind to take a few 'before' shots. This garden is at its best in autumn clothes, which it will be donning over the next few weeks, and I will most definitely be by again to witness that change. Look out for part two.


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