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Nijo-jo Series: Green Tea in Seiryu-en Garden

Larry Knipfing   - 1 min read


Structural reinforcement and restoration will be carried out on all historic structures within Nijo-jo Castle. The various renovations are planned as follows: Honmaru-goten Palace (2017-2023),&nbsp;Tamarigura (2024-2027),&nbsp;Ninomaru-goten Palace (2024-2036), and&nbsp;Tonan Sumi-yagura (2028-2036). <a href="" target="_blank">Read more</a>

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The grounds of Nijo-jo Castle are wide and beautiful. But somewhere along your walk, your feet will start telling you that it's time for a rest. I recommend the Waraku-an teahouse in Seiryu-en Garden. It's only 700 yen for a cup of tasty green tea, delicate Japanese sweets, and a wonderfully tranquil experience. Stretch out on the tatami, enjoy the fresh air, the sun on your face, the beauty of the garden itself, the lovely fragrance of its flowers, the pond, the water fountain. Close your eyes and listen to the birds sing. You are in Japan!

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Larry Knipfing

Larry Knipfing @larry.knipfing

Born on Long Island, New York in 1958, I have spent the last 30 years of my life living in Japan, and enjoying every minute of it! I especially love photography, and Japan is definitely one of the most beautiful places in the world to photograph! My other love is fiction writing and I have pub...