imperial gardens east

after the previous evening where I’d gotten lost at shinjuku, i needed a bit of quiet and headed to the east imperial gardens.

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it was drizzling slightly, which perhaps added to the dreamy romance of the gardens.

being summer, the irises were in bloom…

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and the view was calming –

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for such a beautiful and peaceful garden in the centre of the city, i was surprised that there weren’t more people around. i didn’t expect it to be quite so quiet; perhaps i was thinking of the likes of hyde park or our botanic gardens where there are people exercising, children running about etc. not that im complaining – it put me in a contemplative mood for the next place i visited – the yasukuni-jinja.

(to get to the gardens: otemachi station)

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