tea ceremony in the garden

July 26th, 2010

japanese garden

If you are looking for a peaceful afternoon outing after experiencing the energized excitement of Tokyo, a visit to Happoen Gardens is the perfect way to clear your mind. “Happoen” translates from Japanese to mean “the garden of eight views”, and was named so because its beauty is visible from every angle.  Stroll along the ancient paths and take in the ever changing beauty of these meticulously maintained gardens. No matter which season you visit, the unique splendor of the trees and ground coverings will enchant you.   There are cherry blossoms in the spring, azaleas in the summer, brightly colored leaves in fall, and an ethereal covering of snow in the winter.  These gardens are well known for the authentic tea ceremony that is performed at the teahouse located along the garden walk. Take a leisurely walk through the gardens and participate in the tea ceremony, immersing yourself in the magnificence of Japan. Don’t forget to make a reservation, you cannot visit the gardens without one!

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