Rikugi-en is a famed Japanese garden located in the Northwestern sector of Tokyo. Like many Japanese gardens, the park features a pond surrounded by small hills and beautiful vegetation. We visited the park after a rare snowstorm that affected the area of Tokyo so we witnessed the garden in a very unusual and beautiful snow-covered state. As a relief to the cold, we got to enjoy a warm tea while basking in the sun at the lakeside teahouse.
The Korakuen is a little gem in the heart of Tokyo. One would not suspect that such a peaceful place exists right next to the famous Tokyo Dome where baseball matches are played in Tokyo. It was quite gloomy when we visited the garden but we really enjoyed the experience nonetheless. I imagine it may be even better when the sun shines.