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Central Park in Tokyo

Hama-Rikyu Gardens

Just go there and see the beauty of both urban and natural landscapes.    Witness migratory birds and ducks move through the air and water.  Watch as nature unfolds its beauty.  Contemplate on the quiet pond and behold the clear blue sky in its reflection.

If ever there were parks that exemplified the beautiful dynamic between modernity and tradition, then there are only a few great Japanese garden parks in Japan.  In Japan, you have garden parks that are often called gardens which are actually just beautifully maintained parks, whereas in North America the garden is a place replete with beautiful flowers and fauna, a place to go where you want to study the botanical  bounty of  a city or a town.  


The Japanese garden park is much more dynamic and aesthetically pleasing to the senses when you understand the history.   Sometimes a Japanese garden could be in the form of a stone garden, sometimes called a dry rock garden.  It could also be in the form of a wide open …