For June I chose to publish the eBook about Tonogayato-teien in Kokubunji. Kokubunji is a city belonging to Tokyo, but not to the inner 23 wards.
From my former home in Asaka it was not far and the Tonogayato garden was the first garden I visited on my own in 2012.
I still remember that I left so early, I didn’t even had breakfast before I arrived, so I bought something at the convinience store and ate it in the park next to the garden. They actually share the same name. While the garden is named “Tonogayato-teien” the park is known under “Tonogayato-park”.
In front of the entrance gate of Tonogayato-teien is a small display of seasonal plants. For fans of small landscapes this is definitely worth to see!
Iwasaki Hikoyata didn’t like flowering plants and chose trees which’s flowers are almost not visible. This is why we find a lot Ternstroemia, Acer and Pinus in the garden.
However, today there are a lot of flowering trees and plants on the ground, because the City of Tokyo choose to add some more Highlights to the garden.
Now we can find fields of flowers native to the area plus some uncommon flowering trees and shrubs. Everyone knows Sakura and Ume, right? But what about Peach? It is worth to have a look at it!
Of course the trees and flowers are not the only highlight. For me, the best thing is the pond area! It is great to stand at the shore and look up to the teahouse encircled by Momiji.
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You will even learn more about the history and features of the garden. Information which you can only find this compact and compiled in Real Japanese Garden’s guidebooks together with 41 explaining and scenic pictures on 15 pages.
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I hope you have fun with your new eBook about a wonderful secret garden in Tokyo! Feel free to leave a comment here or a review on Goodreads!
RJG presents: Tonogayato Teien from Real Japanese Gardens on Vimeo.