Last additions - Rikugien Garden 六義園
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Weeping cherry tree in fall.Apr 03, 2016
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Japanese pine tree in fantastic shapes.Apr 03, 2016
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Pine trees and autumn leaves lit up at Rikugien Garden.Apr 03, 2016
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Chrysanthemum displayApr 03, 2016
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Tall bamboo illuminated. Very subtle colors against the black sky.Apr 03, 2016
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EntranceApr 03, 2016
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Rikugien is also open at night during the autumn foliage season in Nov. Expect a long line.Apr 03, 2016
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A long line to get in Rikugien at night in spring. It proceeds quickly though.Apr 03, 2016
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Rikugien Garden's second weeping cherry tree at night.Apr 03, 2016
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Part of the illumination was pink.Apr 03, 2016
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Like a cherry tree monster.Apr 03, 2016
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This tall weeping cherry tree looks totally different from different angles.Apr 03, 2016
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Rikugien also has a second weeping cherry tree. Very tall and in full bloom at the same time as the more famous tree.Apr 03, 2016
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They also light up the pine trees in spring, similar to autumn.Apr 03, 2016
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Picture-taking frenzy around Rikugien's weeping cherry tree.Apr 03, 2016
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When the weeping cherry tree is in bloom, Rikugien Garden also illuminates the tree at night in late March to early April.Apr 03, 2016
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Very beautiful, but very crowded.Apr 03, 2016
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Rikugien Garden, TokyoDec 10, 2007
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Bridge at Rikugien Garden, TokyoDec 10, 2007
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Looks like the trees are on fire. Rikugien Garden, TokyoDec 10, 2007
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Leaves straight upDec 10, 2007
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The garden is also colorful in autumn.Dec 10, 2007
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During the Meiji Period, Rikugien became a villa owned by the Iwasaki family who founded the Mitsubishi corporate empire and was donated to Tokyo and opened to the public in 1938.Mar 30, 2007
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This is a big pond with small islands and surrounded by trees. There are replicas of famous Japanese scenery such as Wakanoura in Kishu (Wakayama Prefecture).Mar 30, 2007
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The name, Rikugi-en, came from "six elements of Waka poems" that had been derived from "six styles of poems" written in the old Chinese poetry book "Mao-shi".Mar 30, 2007
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The many low-hanging branches are supported by wooden posts.Mar 30, 2007
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How the tree looks after it finishes blooming.Mar 30, 2007
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Tree trunkMar 30, 2007
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Under the shower of weeping flowers.Mar 30, 2007
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Side viewMar 30, 2007
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Weeping cherry flowers.Mar 30, 2007
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Closeup of flowers.Mar 30, 2007
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Rikugien is one of the nicest Japanese gardens in central Tokyo, and one of two of Edo's famous gardens (other is Koishikawa Korakuen). The garden was built in 1702 by Lord Yanagisawa Yoshiyasu from Kawagoe, who was a favorite ally of Shogun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, the 5th Tokugawa Shogun. It is a Kaiyu-type Daimyo garden with hills and ponds. Near Komagome Station on the Yamanote Line.Mar 30, 2007
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Very difficult to take a picture of the tree without any people in it.Mar 30, 2007
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Rikugien Garden's famous weeping cherry tree. In Japanese, it is called "shidare-sakura" meaning drooping cherry.Mar 30, 2007
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When this weeping cherry tree is in bloom, the garden is open at night and this tree is lit up.Mar 30, 2007
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A large crowd admire the beautiful weeping cherry tree.Mar 30, 2007
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A long line forms at Rikugien's Someimon Gate entrance. When the weeping cherry tree is in bloom in late March, many people come. 染井門Mar 30, 2007
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Seimon Gate entrance to Rikugien Garden.Mar 30, 2007
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Even the main Seimon entrance is crowded with people. This is a weekday. Admission 300 yen. 正門Mar 30, 2007
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Sign says the weeping cherry tree is in full bloom (mankai). 「しだれ桜 満開」Mar 30, 2007
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Azaleas in bloomFeb 20, 2007
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Azaleas in bloomFeb 20, 2007
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MatsuFeb 20, 2007
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Pine treeFeb 20, 2007
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PondFeb 20, 2007
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All kinds of matsu pine treesFeb 20, 2007
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Somei Yoshino cherry blossom treeFeb 20, 2007
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Drooping pine tree, Rikugien Garden, TokyoFeb 20, 2007
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Cherry blossoms and pine treeFeb 20, 2007
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Rikugien was desinated as one of Japan's Special Scenic Spots in 1953. 国の特別名称Feb 20, 2007
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Azalea bushes and pondFeb 20, 2007
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PinesFeb 20, 2007
     
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