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Ikegami Baien Garden was originally the estate of Kokura Makoto (小倉誠), an owner of a high-class restaurant. After he died, his family donated the estate to Tokyo which later transferred it to Ota Ward.
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Entrance to Ikegami Baien plum tree garden which opened in Aug. 1978. Admission is only 100 yen. The garden is operated by Ota Ward.
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Excellent sloping garden boasting over 360 plum blossom trees amid numerous azalea bushes. Near Nishi-Magome Station on the Toei Asakusa Line.
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The garden is open from 9 am to 4:30 pm (enter by 4 pm). Closed on Mon. except in Feb. and March.
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Most of the plum trees are on this hillside on the left. More trees if you walk further straight.
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Ikegami Baien Garden in Ota Ward, Tokyo.
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Ikegami Baien Garden, Ota Ward, Tokyo
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Plum blossoms at Ikegami Baien Garden, Ota Ward, Tokyo
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Plum blossoms at Ikegami Baien Garden, Ota Ward, Tokyo
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There are steps to go up the slope of plum trees.
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Small lookout deck at the top of the hillside of plum trees.
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The plum blossom is Ota Ward's official flower.
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The varieties of plum blossoms at Ikegami Baien Garden.
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Plum blossoms at Ikegami Baien, Tokyo
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Ikegami Baien Garden plum blossoms in Ota, Tokyo.
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Ikegami Baien Plum Garden in Tokyo.
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Japanese tea ceremony house for rent. 聴雨庵
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Walk further into the garden to see a few more plum trees.
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About the Suikinkutsu, a water drop harp.
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Called a Suikinkutsu, the water drops make a soothing sound like from a koto harp.
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Japanese tea ceremony house and Japanese-style room for rent. 清月庵
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Remains of a torii that collapsed during the March 11, 2011 earthquake.
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